Iranian soccer players protest Mahsa Amini murder, cover all Iran signs

Players showing solidarityScreenshot: 1 Direct A truly incredibly scene unfolded on Tuesday when the Iranian national team, before their match against Senegal, took the field in black jackets and covered up any logo or emblem having to do with Iran to show solidarity with the current protests going on in their country over the murder … Read more

USMNT’s Gregg Berhalter needs to get over himself before the World Cup

Gregg BerhalterPhoto: Getty Images All right, I’m gonna be Sammy Sunshine about the USMNT. It’s not easy, but there’s a lot of dark clouds after the team went 0-for-180 minutes in scoring goals, or looking like they could get a goal, or even looking like they were interested in scoring a goal, in their last … Read more

What if USMNT’s Christian Pulisic isn’t that good anymore?

Let’s see how he performs at the World CupImage: Getty Images Also, he might be kind of a prick, but we’ll circle back to that. There isn’t much to feel good about after the USMNT’s last two friendlies before the World Cup. They didn’t score a goal. They didn’t look all that interested for three … Read more

Don’t worry USMNT fans, England have been even more ass

England manager Gareth Southgate tries to figure out what the the hell to do with his team against Italy.Image: Getty Images As we discussed yesterday, the first half of the last batch of friendlies for the USMNT could really not have gone worse or been more discouraging. Against the B-team version of Japan, a squad … Read more

The USMNT have a Weston McKennie problem

Weston McKenniePhoto: Getty Images One of the many complications of a winter World Cup, though far down the list, is the death of the pre-tournament friendly. Normally, teams get together for a couple weeks after the domestic season and then get two or three ramp-ups before the tourney starts to establish rapport, try some new … Read more

USMNT keeper Matt Turner shines in 2-0 WC tuneup loss to Japan

Matt Turner was the lone bright spot for the YanksImage: Getty Images It’s never a good sign when the biggest pro from the United States men’s national team’s Friday debacle full of cons — a 2-0 loss to Japan that doubles as the Yanks’ penultimate FIFA World Cup tune-up — was goalkeeper Matt Turner. The … Read more