My “hot take” on Jamaica’s 2-1 victory over the United States in the Gold Cup semi-final match is this: both teams got exactly what they deserved from this match.
On a related note, while those around you dissect the minutiae of USMNT’s problems, look into your heart and consider this question: With the exception of Michael Bradley and Clint Dempsey was there a player on the Gold Cup roster during this tournament who would be a regular selection (never mind “starter”) for any nation ranked above the U.S. by FIFA?
Jermaine Jones will travel to Chicago with the New England Revolution for Saturday’s match against the Fire. Whether he will play or not remains in question. If you are a Revolution supporter there’s really only one answer you want to hear.
The fact that Diego Fagundez dominated the Revolution’s 1-0 over New York F.C. last Saturday is great news for both the player and the Revolution.
Also from that match, I’ve never felt worse for a player than I did for David Villa as I did on Saturday. He made the runs, he made the passes, etc. and the rest of his teammates just kind of ran around in circles with dumb looks on their faces. Were he a less classy player he might well have just walked off the pitch in the middle of play to see if anyone even noticed.
Sheffield Wednesday are charging away supporters £39 (roughly $61) for the “privilege” of seeing their club play at Hillsborough. They know they are still in the Championship, right?
Aberdeen have progressed in the Europa League and Inverness Caledonian Thistle have not. Works for me!
In troubling news for my wallet, Ross County F.C. have opened a new, expanded, club shop which will house a larger range of merchandise. The previous “club shop” was essentially a disused utility room with replica kits and not much else. Looks like I’ll need to start saving early for 2017!