Former Team USA goalkeeper Hope Solo and the U.S. Soccer Federation have reached a settlement, according to a published report. Solo was suspended for six months by U.S. Soccer and had her contract terminated after the the fiery goalie called Sweden “a bunch of cowards” moments after USA’s loss to the Swedes in the quarterfinals of the Rio Olympics in August 2016. The San Francisco Chronicle reported on Thursday that the U.S. Women’s National Team Players’ Association, who filed the grievance on behalf of Solo, and U.S. Soccer reached a settlement before arbitration was set to begin last month. Messages left with the U.S. Soccer Federation and Rich Nichols, counsel for the players’ association,
PARIS (AP) With eight wins in as many matches this season, Paris Saint-Germain should be bursting with confidence ahead of Bayern Munich’s visit next week in the Champions League. A war of egos between the club’s biggest stars, however, is tarnishing PSG’s perfect start to the season, as well as the club’s slick image that the Qatari owners want to promote in their ambition to build a great club in the French capital. When Qatar Sports Investments splashed 222 million euros ($262 million) – double the previous world-record transfer of 105 million euros (then $116 million) – to acquire Neymar, the general mood at the club and in the French media was upbeat.
Kenya’s fairy tale run in ongoing Cosafa championship came to an abrupt halt after falling 4-0 to host holders Zimbabwe in the semi-final. This was Kenya’s first defeat in the tournament as heavy as it came while Zimbabwe booked their third Cosafa final against South Africa. Kenya found themselves chasing the shadow, just 11 minutes from the whistle when Zimbabwe took the lead through pacy forward Rutendo Makore.