Happy Tuesday, folks. I’m subbing in for Leanne today and there was some pretty interesting stories yesterday, so let’s jump into it:
Kyle Martino to run for U.S. Soccer presidency, taking hiatus from NBC | ESPNFC
Kyle Martino has thrown his hat into the ring in the race for U.S. Soccer president. While he seeks the office, he will step away from his analyst job at NBC Sports. Martino joins a growing list of candidates for the U.S. Soccer presidency.
Twellman: Brad Friedel tops Revolution “wish list” for next coach | The Bent Musket
The New England Revolution have apparently zeroed in on Brad Friedel in their search for a new head coach. The current U-19 MNT coach and Fox Sports color commentator doesn’t have a lot of experience but would be an interesting choice for the Revs.
UEFA Pitches Massive Global Nations League Competition to Replace Friendlies | Sports Illustrated
In a story from the weekend, UEFA already has its Nations League, which debuts next September. Now, it is proposing a plan for a Global Nations League involving all of the 223 FIFA member nations and would take place every 2 years. This would essentially replace all friendlies and create more competitive matches between World Cups.
Bayern Munich legend tabs Christian Pulisic to replace Arjen Robben or Franck Ribery | Stars & Stripes FC
Lothar Matthäus, the Bayern Munich legend, thinks that Christian Pulisic would be the perfect player to replace Arjen Robben or Franck Ribery, and he thinks Bayern should go after the young United States and Borussia Dortmund phenom. Personal bias here, I think Pulisic is needed at Real Madrid and he should go there instead.
Slaven Bilic: West Ham sack manager with David Moyes likely to replace him | BBC
In an expected move, West Ham United lets go of Slaven Bilic. Somehow, David Moyes is the frontrunner to replace him. How he continues getting jobs, I’ll never understand. What’s next for Bilic? Some think he has a shot at being the next USMNT coach.
Chelsea confirm departure of long-standing technical director | We Ain’t Got No History
Chelsea’s Michael Emenalo, who served for the past decade as technical director, announces his shock resignation. What’s next for Emenalo and how will Chelsea cope?
Stejskal: Atlanta turned down eight-figure offers for Almiron, Martinez | MLS
$25 million? Atlanta United turned down $25 million for Miguel Almiron? And $10 million for Josef Martinez? Ohnobabywhatisyoudoing.gif.
Football transfers: Fifpro drop bid to end transfer system | BBC
The world’s players union has dropped a legal challenge against FIFA that would outlaw the current player transfer system. In exchange, FIFPro will form a committee with FIFA, the European Club Association and the World Leagues Forum to investigate the transfer market and what can be done to fix it.
From Rockville to Russia? New Zealand’s U.S.-born coach eyes World Cup berth | Washington Post
Steve Goff has the incredible story of Anthony Hudson, the 36-year-old, Seattle-born coach of New Zealand and coached Real Maryland in 2009-10. This British-American, the son of former England midfielder Alan Hudson (played for Chelsea, Stoke City, Arsenal and the NASL Seattle Sounders) has a chance to make the World Cup if the Kiwis can outlast Peru in the inter-confederation playoff this week.
That’s it everyone. Enjoy your day and I’ll check back with you tomorrow. Hit the comments and let us know what news you thought was cool yesterday!