For the first time since 2013, the USMNT will have the opportunity to lay it all on the line in an attempt to hoist the CONCACAF Gold Cup. This summer’s competition has been a unique one for manager Bruce Arena and his side, with a large host of players seeing time in the tournament as the second-term boss looks to establish his roster heading into next summer’s World Cup. Arena and Co. made its move into the Gold Cup final on Saturday night after disposing of Costa Rica behind a pair of second-half finishes from Jozy Altidore and Clint Dempsey.
Jose Mourinho has certainly done his best to help revamp Manchester United this summer with the additions of Romelu Lukaku and Victor Lindelof, however, one name can be ruled out from joining the Red Devils at this time. There’s been speculation for some time that Gareth Bale would return to England — and likely to United if he did make a comeback in the Premier League — but the Portuguese boss has slammed the door on those talks. “The same [as Ronaldo],” Mourinho said when asked about Bale’s availability.
Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird and USWNT and Seattle Reign FC forward Megan Rapinoe seem to be the new power couple in sports. And on Saturday, they showed that couples who support each other stay with each other. In the afternoon, Rapinoe sat courtside at KeyArena to watch Bird score eight points, record 11 assists and take part in the 3-point contest (although it probably could've been a better showing on Bird's part) at the WNBA All-Star Game. That night, Bird saw Rapinoe record a hat trick in the Reign's 5-4 win over Sky Blue FC at Seattle High School Memorial Stadium. Speaking on SportsCenter on Friday, the day after she publicly came out, Bird beamed when talking about her relationship with