Real Salt Lake wasted little time in hiring a new manager to replace Jeff Cassar, introducing Mike Petke as his successor on Wednesday. Petke, who coached the New York Red Bulls to the MLS Supporters' Shield in 2013, had initially joined the RSL organization as manager of the USL Real Monarchs, but with Cassar shown the door after an 0-2-1 start, the opportunity presented itself for Petke to rejoin the MLS coaching ranks.
Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United has a big challenge thanks to injuries and a club with far more international participants than the weekend’s Premier League rival. It has the manager asking, frankly, why the friendlies? While Phil Jones and Chris Smalling were injured in England training, not the friendly against Germany nor the World Cup qualifier versus Lithuania, Mourinho wonders why the national teams need to play relatively meaningless matches in the middle of club season. Mourinho says he is being careful not to be too vocal about his disappointment given that he’ll probably one day need those friendlies as an international boss. From Sky Sports: “A couple of weeks before the Euros or
Derrick Etienne Jr got to see the field for the Haitian national team in the second leg of the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup qualification play-off with Nicaragua. Unfortunately, all he really got out of it was a front row ticket to Les Grenadiers' big collapse that dropped them out of the tournament. Leading 3-1 on aggregate, Haiti only needed to avoid losing by two goals (or three if Haiti could grab an away goal) to clinch the final spot in the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup. And through the first half they seemed poised to do just that, holding Nicaragua to a 0-0 halftime score. In the 55th minute, with the game still scoreless, Red Bulls forward Derrick Etienne Jr - the youngest member of the Haiti national