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U.S. Soccer veterans talk Gregg Berhalter: Beasley, more say USSF should move on, Donovan for retaining

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U.S. men’s and women’s World Cup veterans DaMarcus Beasley, Shannon Boxx and Julie Foudy said Tuesday night that they believe U.S. Soccer must move on from Gregg Berhalter as men’s national team manager. Speaking on the HBO Max postgame show for the U.S. women’s 4-0 friendly win over New Zealand, Beasley, a four-time men’s World Cup veteran and former U.S. teammate of Berhalter’s, said the coach "lost the locker room, lost the trust of the players." On Wednesday, however, Beasley tweeted that he was stating his "opinions" and "experiences I’ve personally had when a new coach was being talked about," and that, "none (of his comments were) based on conversations."

USWNT TV ratings down 10% from 2021

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As the year comes to an end, the news for the TV ratings for the USMNT was quite good. This was not a surprise as they made their return to the World Cup. Playing four games at the World Cup tends to boost the viewership.

Unfortunately for the USWNT, the news was not as good on the TV ratings front. Those numbers were down 10% when compared to last year. However, there are, several explanations for it. First, a look at the numbers.

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Charles Barkley Is Fully On Board With The USMNT And Guarantees A Win Over The Netherlands

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Back in March, Turner Sports and the U.S. Soccer Federation announced that Turner will become the television home for the USMNT and USWNT starting in 2023. In an effort to promote the 8-year deal that begins in 2023, the Inside the NBA team got jerseys, and Charles Barkley made clear that his jersey comes from the women’s team, because "the American men’s team sucks." Fast forward to Tuesday night and Barkley changed his tune up on the men considerable. The USMNT beat Iran, 1-0, earlier in the day to get out of the group and set up a knockout stage matchup against the Netherlands on Saturday. As a result, Barkley is fully on board, to the point that he predicts that the Americans will "open up a can of whoop ass" against the Dutch before giving a signature guarantee that they will advance to the quarterfinals.

It actually took us longer to compose this tweet.

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#OTD in 2021: @ash_hatch33 scored the third-fastest goal in #USWNT history, tallying 24 seconds into our 3-0 win versus Australia.

Gio Reyna out for Dortmund's Season with Injury Ahead of USMNT's Pursuit of World Cup 2022

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Borussia Dortmund announced Gio Reyna will miss the rest of the 2021-22 season due to muscle and tendon injury, via ESPN. The forward was emotional after being subbed off just two minutes into Friday's match against Stuttgart.

With a nod to history and to Buffalo, new Bills stadium will be an experience for those who enter

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uffaloes out front. A perforated metal exterior that gives you a peek inside. A canopy roof designed to keep 65% of the seats relatively dry. When the Buffalo Bills released exterior and interior renderings of their new stadium last month, the world got a glimpse at what the planned $1.4 billion facility will look like.

Zeise is Right: Are the Ravens the best team in the AFC?

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Welcome to Zeise is Right, Paul Zeise’s weekly wrap of the NFL weekend, combining some quick thoughts and observations with a healthy dose of sarcasm and humor. This is a semi-serious NFL notes column for serious fans that I hope will generate comments and discussion down below. I look forward to interacting with you all and (maybe) even defending my opinions. I hope you enjoy and stop by every week!

USWNT Faces England At Historic Wembley Stadium

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The U.S. Women’s National Team kicks off its highly anticipated two-game tour of Europe during this international window when it takes on England on Friday, Oct. 7 at the iconic Wembley Stadium in London. The match will kick off at 3 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. local on FOX with pre-game broadcast coverage beginning at 2:30 p.m. ET. A sellout crowd of nearly 90,000 fans is expected to be in attendance to watch the USA, reigning World Cup Champions and the top-ranked team in the world, take on recently crowned European Champions and fourth-ranked England, which would make it the highest-attended friendly in USWNT history and the largest crowd for any USA match since the iconic 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup Final at the Rose Bowl. With less than ten months to go until the start of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, England is the highest-ranked opponent the USA has faced this year and marks the first of four matches against Top-10 foes to close out the year, with matches against Spain (Oct. 11) and Germany (Nov. 10 and 13) ahead for the red, white and blue

USWNT CLOSES SEPTEMBER SLATE AGAINST NIGERIA AT AUDI FIELD

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Following a 4-0 win over Nigeria on September 3 in Kansas City, the U.S. Women’s National Team returns to the field on Tuesday for the second of two matches against the Super Falcons. The September 6 matchup, presented by Allstate, will be played at Audi Field in Washington, D.C. with kickoff at 6 p.m. ET on ESPN2. Immediately following the conclusion of Tuesday’s match, the U.S. Soccer Federation and the U.S. Women’s National Team Players Association will officially sign the historic new Collective Bargaining Agreements that feature identical economic terms with the U.S. Men’s National Team and sets the global standard moving forward for international soccer.

U.S. Soccer, Players Formally Sign Equal Pay Agreements After USWNT Match

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Representatives for the men's and women's U.S. national teams on Tuesday signed their historic collective bargaining agreements with U.S. Soccer, formally closing a long and sometimes acrimonious fight over equal pay. The federation announced in May that it had struck separate agreements with the players' unions on contracts that run through 2028. The new contracts include identical pay structures for appearances and tournament victories, revenue sharing and equitable distribution of World Cup prize money.