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    If it does end up being Berhalter, that’s a hire they could have made the day after Columbus’ season ended last year. Then we wouldn’t have lost a year getting a team ready for the 2019 Gold Cup. Instead, he’ll only have 2 international windows to get acquainted with the non-MLS players.
    True. But with the imminent change in USSF's leadership coming, I don't think anyone was going to support Gulati making another hire until his future was determined. And then after Cordero took over, it took approximately forever to get the GM hired and then they doubled down on the delay by allowing Stewart to work with the Union until October 1st. And that's my biggest beef ... that not only did Cordero take from March until freaking June to hire Stewart, he then allowed Stewart to stick on his current job for another 90 days. That's just a ridiculous lack of urgency, given the scenario.

    And there's absolutely no guarantee that they'll end up hiring Berhalter or Vermes, or some other MLS coach. Stewart has kept mum, but the other people on the search committee have made noises that could be interpreted to make you believe that there's a much wider net being cast .... words like International or National team experience have been used. At this point I'm just going to sit back and see what happens. I'm fairly certain there's no big name International boss for there US at the end of this process, but nothing is a given at this point.

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    I know there wasn't much drama involved at the top, but CONCACAF has decided their three Womens World Cup participants for France 2019. The US won the qualifying tournament with a truly impressive 2-0 defeat of Canada, who also qualified. Then Jamaica made history by qualifying for their first WWC in penalties over Panama.

    Again ... business as usual for the US and Canada, but big freaking news for Jamaica. Congrats to the Reggae Girls.

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    And Panama, with their 17 year old Golden Gloves winning keeper, goes into an intercontinental playoff against Argentina for another spot. Julie Ertz won the Golden Ball, Alex Morgan won th Golden Boot (on a goal scored from an offside position) and the US won the Fair Play award.

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    MLS news...heading into the final weekend of the regular season, as Atlanta United closes in on the Supporter’s Shield and an automatic spot in the CONCACAF Champions League, Tata Martino announced he will not renew his contact and he’s leaving after the season. Speculation is that he’ll take over Mexico’s National Team.

    https://www.ajc.com/sports/breaking-...Ic5BMxoY9ozGO/

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    MLS news...heading into the final weekend of the regular season, as Atlanta United closes in on the Supporter’s Shield and an automatic spot in the CONCACAF Champions League, Tata Martino announced he will not renew his contact and he’s leaving after the season. Speculation is that he’ll take over Mexico’s National Team.

    https://www.ajc.com/sports/breaking-...Ic5BMxoY9ozGO/
    Yeah ... it's only now official, but Tata's departure has been a not so closely held secret for awhile now. The big issue for Atlanta, at least in the short run, is going to be how many of those South American players that he brought in follow him out the door. At least he gave the fans a magical season on the way out. They were absolutely a joy to watch all season long.

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    Manager Julien Lopetegui got the axe at Real Madrid yesterday following their humiliating defeat by Barca. Poor guy got the early hook from the Spanish Federation right before the World Cup if you'll recall ... for announcing that he was taking the Madrid job too early for his bosses' liking and now this. He's having as bad a run of professional fortune as you can have while being paid an actual fortune.

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    Manager Julien Lopetegui got the axe at Real Madrid yesterday following their humiliating defeat by Barca. Poor guy got the early hook from the Spanish Federation right before the World Cup if you'll recall ... for announcing that he was taking the Madrid job too early for his bosses' liking and now this. He's having as bad a run of professional fortune as you can have while being paid an actual fortune.
    They took it out on Melilla in the Copa Del Rey today 4-0. In La Liga, they’re in 9h place with 14 points and only 14 goals in 10 matches.

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    They took it out on Melilla in the Copa Del Rey today 4-0. In La Liga, they’re in 9h place with 14 points and only 14 goals in 10 matches.
    New manager, completely re-tooled attack with the departure of their keystone attacking player ... one would think a bit of rope would have been in order. But this is Madrid. Patience might be a virtue but it's not in the club DNA.

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    Steve Cherundolo will join the US Men’s National Team coaching staff for their upcoming friendlies against England and Italy. Since retiring in 2014, he’s been an assistant at Hannover and head coach of their U-15 and U-17 teams. He joined Stuttgart as an assistant this year.

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    Steve Cherundolo will join the US Men’s National Team coaching staff for their upcoming friendlies against England and Italy. Since retiring in 2014, he’s been an assistant at Hannover and head coach of their U-15 and U-17 teams. He joined Stuttgart as an assistant this year.
    Fine, but for God's sake don't tell me that's the only change for the staff that's forthcoming.

    And yeah, I know EVERYBODY seems to know that they've tapped Berhalter and won't be able to announce it until the Crew are eliminated from the MLS playoffs, but jeez. You could hold off on support staff changes until you name the boss, ya know? The USSF just act like it's no big deal that they still haven't freaking named a coach.

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    The FA has suspended referee David McNamara for 21 days. He left his coin in the dressing room before a Women’s Super League match and had the captains of Man City and Reading decide kickoff and which side to defend by playing Rock, Paper, Scissors.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/fo...-scissors.html


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    The FA has suspended referee David McNamara for 21 days. He left his coin in the dressing room before a Women’s Super League match and had the captains of Man City and Reading decide kickoff and which side to defend by playing Rock, Paper, Scissors.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/fo...-scissors.html


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    I mean ... I honestly get both positions on this. That's unprofessional, but the result is meaningless and the alternate method pretty much just as random, so who really cares? Fine the guy a token amount and tell him to knock it off in future.

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    Screw that, promote that man. THAT'S HOW ALL MATCHES SHOULD START!!!

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