ASN Morning Read: A Big Job for a Young Goalkeeper
A rising young United States men's national team star lands at a new, higher-profile club; a rising young woman's natonal team star does as well; a look at Major League Soccer's Eastern Conference.
BY Noah Davis Posted
January 03, 2017
January 03, 2017
- Ethan Horvath moves from Molde in Norway to Belgium's Club Brugge. I went to a Club Brugge match once. They lost the game, and their supporters ripped up their chairs and threw them onto the field.
- Crystal Dunn signs with Chelsea as the fallout from the USWNT's contract talks continues: "It’s a big personal challenge for me but I am ready to take this next step in my career. Playing for Chelsea is a unique opportunity for me to take my game to another level, and I think the moment is right."
- Brooks, Pulisic, and Yedlin Take Top Honors in 2016
- The Americans will play a friendly against Jamaica in Chattanoga, Tenn on February 3: "With its first trip to Eastern Tennessee, the MNT is heading into a thriving soccer market. NPSL side Chattanooga FC reached the championship in 2015, where a crowd of 18,277 set a record for attendance at an amateur game in the United States."
- Eastern Promise: A Status Check on 11 MLS Teams
- Finally, many quotes from Bob Bradley: "When I look back, the part that I'm most frustrated with is that I've not been able, during this period, to really put my stamp on the team. I think in other situations it was quite clear that I was able to get a team to play football in the way I wanted. ... The Premier League doesn't give you the chance to put your football stamp on things, because when you arrive you've got to fight for points."When you have a team and confidence is low and when the margin for winning is razor thin and you go down I think it was 75% of the time, that makes the job harder. I think there were moments when we were close, but overall we were still looking for consistency and I think it was going to be important to add to the squad in January."
Per this report: Ståle Solbakken, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, & Bob Bradley are candidates Norway's national team job: https://t.co/Sw0kwqf4F2— Brian Sciaretta (@BrianSciaretta) January 3, 2017