It’s World Cup qualifying gameday for the U.S., and this one feels more tense than most. The U.S. is in real need of a win at home against Honduras (FS1, pregame 9:30 p.m. ET, kickoff 10:55 p.m.) after losing the first two games of the Hex in November and falling into last place in the six-team, 10-game CONCACAF qualifying tournament. A rash of injuries and suspensions have taken away a number of lineup permutations for manager Bruce Arena, leaving him with a 26-man squad and a number of questions to answer.
Messi celebrates his 16th-minute penalty. (AP Photo) After a run of four straight World Cup qualifiers without a win and a tumble out of the qualifying spots, Argentina won a second in a row with a narrow 1-0 victory over Chile on Thursday, thanks to
Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed how he attempted to sign Italian icon Paolo Maldini from AC Milan but was refused by his father. Ferguson, who led Manchester United to 38 major trophies in 27 years at the club, explained how he met Maldini’s father Cesare and inquired about signing his son. Maldini, who retired in 2009, is regarded as one of the best defenders to have played in European football, and Ferguson was keen to add some more steel to his defense.