The one who has brought more negative attention to the United States women’s national team than every other player in its long and laureled history combined? On Wednesday, she was formally suspended from the women’s national team for six months, a year and a half after she was suspended for 30 days when her husband, former NFL player Jerramy Stevens, was arrested for driving a women’s national team van under the influence with Solo, reportedly also inebriated, in the passenger seat – an incident she failed to disclose to the federation before it was reported in the media.
Once a European power, Ajax has fallen off sharply in recent times, thanks in part to both changing economics and its own mismanagement. For the second season in a row, Ajax will not be participating in the UEFA Champions League. Ajax didn’t make it out of the qualifiers last year either.
Juan Mata is set to stay at Manchester United this summer, having come to an agreement with manager Jose Mourinho. According to Sam Wallace of the Daily Telegraph, the playmaker has accepted he will not be a first-team regular under the Portuguese coach and is happy to remain at Old Trafford. Mourinho is said to feel there’s “a role for the Spanish midfielder to play” despite the summer capture of Henrikh Mkhitaryan from Borussia Dortmund. Mata has started both of Mourinho’s Premier League games in charge at United, helping the team to a perfect opening. However, it seems as though manager and player are happy to work alongside one another for now. Mata, as these numbers from Squawka Football