ASN Morning Read: Jumping into the Weekend
The United States men's national team prepares for its final Copa America Centenario tuneup while the American women find an ally in the government; can the kids supplant the veterans?; who you starting?
BY Noah Davis Posted
May 27, 2016
May 27, 2016
- "The U.S. Women’s National Team gained another ally in its fight for equal pay on Thursday, when the Senate unanimously approved a non-binding resolution calling on the U.S. Soccer Federation to 'immediately end gender pay inequity and to treat all athletes with the respect and dignity those athletes deserve.'"
- "I thought in the second half we knocked the ball around really well and maybe could've scored one or two more," said goalkeeper Brad Guzan, who earned his first clean sheet since being named the Copa starter last week. That was largely down the introduction of the kids, of course. Suddenly, they are locked in a fierce battle with the vets for lineup spots, with Saturday's friendly against Bolivia in Kansas City still to come. How it plays out will be fascinating to watch.
- The United States plays Bolivia on Saturday. Make your Starting XI.
- While we are choosing stuff, it's not too soon to start thinking about Russia, is it?
- Uh oh:
- Who's the Most Important Player on the United States?
- Fascinating study:
"Based on 1,908 Bundesliga matches ... we find— Michael Lopez (@StatsbyLopez) May 26, 2016
that home advantage in the midweek matches completely disappears"