Since Tim Howard returned to MLS with the Colorado Rapids, he’s kept four clean sheets in nine starts (and conceded five goals to NYCFC), but the clearest reminder of his brilliance thus far came against Real Salt Lake on Friday. With Colorado down 2-1 in the 83rd minute, Salt Lake had a chance to finish off the game with a penalty. Howard came up with a fantastic save at full stretch, though, keeping his side in the game until the final whistle.
Salt Lake still won 2-1, but Howard stole the show with his save.
Hi. I’m Andy King. I’ve played for Leicester City since 2006 and I’ve won League One, the Championship, and now the Premier League with the club. It’s been a crazy ride and it’s about to get crazier as we prepare to play in the Champions League — a thing I was pretty sure Claudio Ranieri made up, like that “dilly-ding dilly-dong” stuff. Anyway, here’s my expert analysis of this amazingly real competition.
Over the last four months, Cristiano Ronaldo has inadvertently tormented Antoine Griezmann. First, Cristiano’s Real Madrid beat Griezmann’s Atletico Madrid in the Champions League final for the second time in three years. Griezmann missed a penalty in the second half that could have changed the outcome. Then, Cristiano’s Portugal beat Griezmann’s France in the Euro 2016 final even though Cristiano got hurt during the first half. Finally, Griezmann and Cristiano, alongside Gareth Bale, were finalists for the Best Player in Europe award. This is where the previous daggers to the Frenchman’s heart were pushed in a bit further.
Twelve days after Hope Solo called Sweden “cowards” after they beat the U.S. in the Olympic quarterfinals, the U.S. federation has punished her with the combination of a six-month suspension and a terminated contract.
Liverpool have offered Mario Balotelli to just about every club in Europe, and the responses have been one hard pass after another. But one of the few cold calls they haven’t made is to Palermo. And it turns out they’re actually interested.
Injuries are a common occurrence in football, but some are more embarrassing than others. When those embarrassing injuries happen, the player involved would likely prefer if their club didn’t call attention to the details of how they got hurt, but Bayer Leverkusen doesn’t care about that.
LAFC, who will join MLS in 2018, broke ground on the newly named Banc of California Stadium on Tuesday and they entrusted part-owner Will Ferrell to operate an excavator. Thankfully, no one was killed.