Happy Wednesday folks. Tons going on today, including more Champions League matches. Real Madrid, Liverpool, Borussia Dortmund, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur are the big names in action. Before that, let’s get to the news:
Ticket sales for 2018 FIFA World Cup to start on 14 September 2017 | FIFA
The 2018 FIFA World Cup is drawing nearer, and starting tomorrow, fans can begin to apply for tickets. You can apply for venue-specific, team-specific or individual tickets. Let’s just hope that people applying for tickets to follow the United States have the team there to follow (fingers crossed).
Celtic no match for PSG as Neymar, Mbappe and Cavani score in 5-0 rout | The Guardian
Looks like Paris St. Germain is trying to run through the entire soccer world. Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Edison Cavani torched Celtic FC yesterday in a 5-0 rout.
Lionel Messi gives Barca win over Juventus; Man United, Chelsea both win openers | ESPNFC
Lionel Messi Swiss-cheesed the Juventus defense and rocketed 2 past Gianluigi Buffon in a 3-0 victory, while Manchester United and Chelsea both looked impressive in their Champions League matches.
Remember these? The 7 most important goals in the history of RFK Stadium | FourFourTwo
FourFourTwo breaks down the most important goals in RFK Stadium history. While I think they got most of them right (hello Jonathan Bornstein header against Costa Rica in 2009), where’s the LEWIS NEAL goal?!
Only B-Rabbit can save the Internet from Alexi Lalas’s USMNT rants | Stars & Stripes FC
I’ll say it plainly: as a proud graduate of Detroit Country Day School, I’m here for any hate on Cranbrook, our rival high school (and inferior too). And Alexi Lalas, while my man 100 grand, is ripe to get the shade for attending Cranbrook. Get ‘em B-Rabbit!
Jose Mourinho: Man Utd boss unhappy with ‘Playstation football’ against Basel | BBC
This might be the most “get off my lawn” moment of Jose Mourinho’s career. He wants Manchester United to stop playing “Playstation football,” but honestly that’s probably what the fans want.
Whitney Church named NWSL Player of the Week | Black & Red United
Shoutout to Whitney Church of the Washington Spirit, who collected NWSL Player of the Week honors for her performance last weekend against Sky Blue FC.
Crystal Palace confirm Roy Hodgson as new boss | NBC Sports
Crystal Palace could have gone a few different directions in confirming their new coach. But they decided on Roy Hodgson. Roy Hodgson must have incriminating pictures on everyone of importance in England to still be willingly hired by Premier League clubs.
Well, that’s it for today. Hit up the comments and link us to your favorite news clips of the day!