It seems like mere months ago we were discussing who would take over for Roy Hodgson as the next manager of England. That’s obviously because it was just 67 days ago that Sam Allardyce was hired as the next manager of the Three Lions, and 22 days since he oversaw what would be his only match in charge: a 1-0 win in Slovakia. Now Allardyce’s mouth has engineered his exit from the job. How much has the landscape changed for managerial candidates? Not too much. In no particular order, let’s look through some of the same names we studied this summer: Steve Bruce — The ex-Hull City boss interviewed for the gig before Allardyce was hired. Is it as simple as going with choice No. 2? Jurgen Klinsmann
It’s only natural to think this Christian Pulisic hype train will stop steamrolling toward something American men’s soccer fans have never seen before. After all, he is only now cementing his place in one of the world’s top clubs at Borussia Dortmund and just celebrated his 18th birthday by going to a Justin Bieber concert. The latest highlight came Tuesday when Pulisic came off the bench to single-handedly manufacture a late tying goal in Dortmund’s 2-2 draw with defending champion Real Madrid at Signal Iduna Park.
Good banter. Southampton FC’s media team have put together a hilarious video as fictional character Dr Barry Gale returns following his brief exploits as a “Player integration officer” during the 2014-15 season. This time, Gale is going on a European tour ahead of Saints’ first-ever Europa League group stage game on the road. Claude Puel‘s side face Hapoel Be’er Sheva on Thursday in their second group game in Group K of the Europa League. Saints beat Sparta Prague 3-0 in their group stage debut two weeks ago. Click play on the video above to get Gale’s guide to Israel. Sort of… Let’s see what Gale has in store for Milan and Prague in the next few months.