Matt Crocker has been selected by the U.S. Soccer Federation to assume the position of Sporting Director. With over 25 years of expertise in player development and coaching, including notable stints as the Head of Development Teams at the English Football Association and the Director of Football Operations at Southampton, he brings a wealth of experience and a track record of accomplishments at various levels, from clubs to youth programs to senior international teams.
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Warner Bros Discovery Sports have unveiled their USMNT and USWNT commentators for games beginning in 2023. The announcement kicks off the broadcaster’s new deal with US Soccer, which runs through 2030. Coverage begins January 17 when USWNT faces New Zealand in the first of two friendlies to be played down under. Those two games are followed in quick succession by USMNT friendlies against Serbia and Colombia. After that, some of the high profile games on HBO Max and/or TNT include SheBelieves Cup, CONCACAF Nations League and friendlies.
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."
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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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.
#OTD in 2021: @ash_hatch33 scored the third-fastest goal in #USWNT history, tallying 24 seconds into our 3-0 win versus Australia.
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.