By Phil Stewart and Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would ban transgender people from the U.S. military, a move appealing to some in his conservative political base but creating uncertainty about the fate of thousands of transgender service members. TheRead More »
Bruce Arena bites his fingernails religiously, a habit he has had since age 10. Arena walks across midfield soaking in the California sun and surveying the scene as his players take a lap and begin stretches ahead of training on a practice field adjacent to Avaya Stadium, home of the San Jose Earthquakes. "I'm thinking about my investments and retirement and things like that," Arena cracked, then added: "I'm observing the players and looking at their habits, trying to learn as much as I can about players on a daily basis. With his quick wit off the field and demanding nature on it, Arena has instilled a calm and a swagger the U.S. squad needed, and that has bred success again after fans reached panic mode.
Clint Dempsey is an absolute legend for the United States men’s national team, and is arguably the best-ever player to step on the pitch for the stars and stripes. In helping the USMNT win the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup, though, he showed everyone what his best role moving forward is. Dempsey started the semifinal match against Costa Rica on the bench after going 90 minutes against El Salvador in the quarterfinals on Wednesday, not being able to make consecutive big-game starts at this point in his career. What he could do, though was come in in the 66th minute to help push a flagging USMNT attack to the next level, helping take a team that had struggled to make that last push at goal and get it to the winning result it had to achieve.
Mansfield chief executive Carolyn Radford has posted a promotional music video on YouTube in a bid to win a seat on the Football Association Council. Radford, 35, wife of the Sky Bet League Two club's chairman John, is one of five candidates bidding for two places currently available to represent the Football League on the FA Council. Radford, who graduated from Durham University with a degree in politics, said on her Twitter account that her song was a tongue-in-cheek imitation of a campaign video once used by former US president John F Kennedy.