Fifa—football’s world governing body—is set to pay Everton around £1.3 million ($1.64 million) to cover Séamus Coleman’s wages after the Irishman suffered a double leg break while on international duty. Coleman underwent surgery in Dublin, Ireland, on Saturday after fracturing his tibia and fibula in a challenge with Neil Taylor during the Republic of Ireland’s World Cup qualifier against Wales. Screws have been inserted into the defenders leg and he is expected to be out of action for at least six months for both Everton, his club, and country.
Megan Rapinoe recently earned her spot back in the U.S. Women’s National Team squad ahead of next month’s friendlies against Russia, but the veteran won’t remain silent when it comes to her stance on the social climate of America. The 31-year-old was scrutinized for joining NFL player Colin Kaepernick in 2016 when they knelt during their respective sporting events, along with dozens of other athletes across the United States. While Rapinoe admits that the form of protest is up for discussion, she also states that social inequality issues in the U.S. go far beyond that. It’s really obvious that we have very serious inequality in this country across many different spectrums,” Rapinoe told the Guardian.
Christian Pulisic scored and played a part in three other goals as the United States rained goals down on Honduras in a 6-0 win at Avaya Stadium in San Jose early Saturday morning. Clint Dempsey scored three goals, and Michael Bradley and Sebastian Lletget also scored as the U.S. moved into fourth place in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying. Their next match is Tuesday in Panama. The United States men’s national team’s bid to recover their 2018 World Cup hopes got off to a flying start. Sloppy Honduran defending caused a turnover outside the 18, and Jozy Altidore played Christian Pulisic in on goal. Keeper Donis Escober got a piece of Pulisic’s shot, but no one followed Lletget to the back post and