Gomez played his final season with the MLS champion Sounders. It was a uniquely American soccer career, spanning the arc of the sport’s development stateside in the last two decades, careening from plodding and often-folding minor league teams to championships in Major League Soccer and Mexico’s Liga MX. Herculez Gomez, an occasional United States men’s national team striker, lately of the Seattle Sounders, who thrived in the Mexican Liga MX and became the first American to lead a major foreign league in scoring there, announced his retirement on Tuesday.
Ghana's greater pedigree was clear and, with the Black Stars appearing in no mood to repeat their opening game defeat of two years ago, Newcastle United loanee Christian Atsu repeatedly tormented Ugandan full-back Joseph Ochaya down the right. While Uganda's starting lineup was selected from nine different divisions around the world, it couldn't boast a household name playing in one of Europe's big five leagues. Young Standard Liege forward Farouk Miya could be the first to make the leap in years to come, and the 19-year-old saw an effort kiss the outside Razak Brimah's left post. But for the most part the Cranes were struggling to find their rhythm, and the experienced Gyan -- who could reach
Football players are in trouble once again. West Ham are being played for fools by Dimitri Payet, and Chelsea are going through a similar experience with Diego Costa. Costa seems to have been dropped from the Chelsea squad, so that he can better think about what he has done.