ST. LOUIS • Major League Soccer’s commissioner said he’s “confident” St. Louis will get a team in the league’s four-team expansion, if voters approve financing for a stadium Tuesday. “I’m very confident that if we’re able to go forward here, all that energy behind bringing MLS to St. Louis for many many years will be fulfilled,” Garber said Monday at a news conference here. “But we still have work to do.” Garber was referring to the expansion process, which includes bids from St. Louis and 11 other communities around the country. Two of the four new franchises are expected to be announced later this year. Garber appeared in St. Louis a week before city voters will decide on Proposition 2, which
The home stadium of China's Shanghai Shenhua football club caught fire early on Tuesday but there were no casualties and the blaze was extinguished by mid-morning, the city government said. The cause of the blaze at the Hongkou Football Stadium was still being investigated, Shanghai city government said on its official microblog. The Chinese Super League team has spent heavily to sign high-profile players in recent months.
On June 27, 2016 Iceland's upstart national soccer team humiliated traditional powerhouse England in a stunning victory that eliminated the Brits from Euro 2016 and sent the tiny nation of some 330,000 into the quarterfinals. On March 27, 2017 a doctor at an Icelandic hospital described giving a record number of epidurals to women giving birth. Some quick math: the time between those two events is nine months, to the day—otherwise known as the length of a typical pregnancy.