United States forward Jozy Altidore chases a loose ball against El Salvador during the first half at Lincoln Financial Field on July 19, 2017. Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports Hello and welcome to 'Kicking it' with Demetrius Bell and Megan Armstrong, two of Yardbarker's most discerning soccer specialists. Gold Cup, World Cup and MLS All-Stars, oh my. Busy week so let's get right too it. Okay, let’s just get this out of the way now: watching the USMNT has been rough going so far in the CONCACAF Gold Cup. A lackadaisical showing 1-1 showing against Panama in the group stage in which no one seem interested in the game. Then Martinique able to push the U.S. around as both the defense and the midfield
It was a beautiful, warm July evening on Tuesday gone. The late summer sun was bleaching our eye lids and causing us to watch the match with a slight wince. My two eldest and I were in great seats with a fortunate viewpoint. My generous boss had invited us to enjoy all the trappings of a corporate box and the kids were smiley and enthusiastic. They felt like royalty. They delighted in the grown up feeling of drinking a diet coke from a pint glass delivered by an excitable waitress. They enjoyed the idea of gorging on complimentary chocolates and sneaking an extra chocolate hob nob or two into their pockets for a summery in-game snack. They even had their picture taken with Angus the Monkey, who
Neymar is not for sale, according to Barcelona President Josep Bartomeu. The 25-year-old Brazilian striker joined Barcelona for the 2013-14 season, and last October the club announced a three-year contract extension through 2020-21. Reports in European media have said Paris Saint-Germain wants to buy Neymar, who combined with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez to form an attack that led Barcelona to the Champions League title in 2015 and a pair of Spanish league championships.