The U.S. men's national won the Gold Cup on Wednesday night, defeating Jamaica 2-1 thanks to a late goal from Jordan Morris. Here are three takeaways from the match. It now seems that Clint Dempsey's role will continue to be that "super sub" off the bench, and the expectation is for Jozy Altidore and Bobby Wood to lead the attack, with Dempsey starting perhaps from time to time. But Morris deserves a bigger role and he may have just earned it. A tireless attacker, he runs and runs and runs, he gives it his all, he's physical, and he can put the ball away when given the chance. Deployed more as a winger in this one, his speed down the left and awareness helped create a few good chances, and he
In what may be one of his final games in the famous blue and garnet of Barcelona, Neymar provided an inkling of the giant hole he will leave at Camp Nou. The Brazil international struck just after the half-hour mark against Manchester United at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland, on Wednesday evening. It was the only goal of the game as Barcelona defeated a below-par United 1-0.
Chelsea outcast Diego Costa is doing his own preparations for the new season despite the fact his club have decided he is no longer a part of their plans. While Antonio Conte's men continue their pre-season tour in Singapore, Costa has been put through his paces on the beach during his (extended) summer break. Costa uploaded a video to Instagram being filmed doing volleying exercises with one helper while another provided resistance by pulling back on a harness connected to the player.