UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin is open to the idea of the UEFA Champions League final being played outside Europe. Specifically, Ceferin thinks about New York. Ceferin said Thursday that staging the first ever UCL final away from Europe would be discussed at some point. From FOX: “To go from Portugal to Azerbaijan for example is almost the same or the same as if you go to New York. For the fans it’s no problem but we should see. It’s a European competition so let’s think about it.” Given the preseason matches played in the United States, China, and Australia, it makes sense to stage an important UEFA match outside Europe. Those first two countries especially aim to become power players in
Quickfire goals are nothing new in American college soccer, but this is bonkers. Marist sophomore Cameron Harr now leads the nation in scoring after the New York Red Bulls Academy product scored four goals on Thursday. Oh, and those four goals came in four minutes and 20 seconds. That’s high-powered output. The Red Foxes hammered Manhattan 5-0 on Wednesday evening, with Harr scoring a beautiful opener before tapping in a second and then adding a pair of penalties — within 44 seconds (!!) — to complete his haul. Harr’s 15 goals have him one ahead of Florida Gulf Coast’s Albert Ruiz, who coincidentally scored three goals in 3:19 earlier this month!
Both Sergio Aguero and Vincent Kompany have nothing to worry about regarding their place in the Manchester City squad, according to manager Pep Guardiola. Neither was in the starting lineup for the Champions League loss to Barcelona, with Kompany not even in the 18. But according to Guardiola, he had his reasons for both. “Vincent was not perfectly fit,” Guardiola said. “Sergio, I said after the game, was a tactical decision. If Sergio decides to leave it will be his decision.” The former Barcelona manager played a striker-less formation against the La Liga giants, employing Kevin De Bruyne as a false 9. It failed, with Barcelona storming through en route to a 4-0 win, with Lionel Messi scoring