It was slow-going, but England clinched a win at the death against Slovakia’s ten men in Trnava.
Any England fan hoping for a bright new dawn with Allardyce at the helm could end up disappointed on Sunday night’s evidence.
England were drab, but were also the only team pushing for a win, as Slovakia had shown up to defend. The game became especially one-sided after Martin Škrtel saw red for a needless foul on Harry Kane.
But there was no way through, until Adam Lallana finally made England’s advantage count in the 95th-minute: He brought the ball under control and stabbed a left-foot finish beneath Kozáčik after Rose’s cross had been deflected into his path.
How surreal would it be to go to your local Buffalo Wild Wings for some food and have Landon Donovan, the greatest male soccer player in U.S. history, stop you at the entrance and challenge you to a game of one-on-one?
Recently, at a Buffalo Wild Wings in Los Angeles, the above scenario played itself out. Would you have the guts to jump in the net and try to stop the all-time leader in goals and assists for both the U.S. Men’s National Team and MLS? The answer may not be so easy after you watch this video:
We had the opportunity to speak to Donovan about his experience making the video, hanging out with fans and life after retirement. Read the interview here.
Lionel Messi missed a penalty kick. Argentina lost the Copa America final against Chile. Then Messi announced he’s retiring from the Argentina national team without ever having won a major international title.
Wow. That was quite a bad day for Argentina football. Let’s see if Messi eventually let’s the emotions of the moment subside so he can gear up for the 2018 World Cup. It’s difficult to imagine him refusing another opportunity to perform on the world stage. It’s critical to his legacy.
The huge rivalry between Nike and Adidas will play out at the 2016 Euro tournament that started yesterday. The amount of buzz and money on the line is staggering for these sneaker and sports brands with a tournament of this size. The video above gives a rundown of the rivalry in the context of this tournament.