Sunday cup-o-American soccer: Left backs, Messi, and WNT players as TV hosts

Glad Sunday American soccer household. As you prepare for one more week, it’s time to look again and mirror on the week that was and see some tales that you simply might need missed. This week we cowl somebody standing close to Messi, if Jill Ellis was good really (once more), a TV present, Berhalter and Antonee Robinson.

World Cup champion, activist, TV host

Megan Rapinoe has achieved all the things a soccer participant might hope to on the sphere. Off of it, she’s additionally an activist advocating for social justice. Add to that resume TV host in accordance with Yahoo. The USWNT star will host an HBO sequence with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Hasan Minhaj and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones. Yahoo notes that, “Within the trailer, the star-studded visitor panel discusses the upcoming presidential election, the challenges we face as a nation, and the way we are able to transfer ahead collectively.”

Is Jill Ellis unhealthy really?

Final summer time we right here at SSFC tried to settle the query of if Jill Ellis was good really. I’m fairly positive we all know who gained that debate. Nonetheless, this dialog looks like it will likely be had by all of time. Not less than, Ali Krieger and Sydney Leroux wanted to share their ideas. The article contains Leroux noting that she was stored out of the nationwide crew in 2017 as a result of Ellis didn’t assume she had 2016… a 12 months she took off completely for the delivery of her son. It additionally mentions that, “throughout her tenure with the crew, Leroux stated the gamers dictated the model of the sport and the way the crew performed. She prompt the People might have gained the 2015 World Cup with out a coach and the 2019 squad might need been in a position to do the identical.” So… perhaps we do have a solution to that query in any case.

Gregg Berhalter talks World Cup qualifying, roster choice, and Covid-19 challenges

On the very least, which means the depth within the participant pool will probably be nicely established by the point 2021 rolls round. Berhalter additionally mentioned Ayo Akinola who can have an opportunity to change from the US and play for Canada if he so chooses. The US supervisor in contrast Akinola’s state of affairs with Sergino Dest’s the place he hopes the USMNT presents a state of affairs that gamers wish to come into.

An in-depth have a look at Antonee Robinson’s season and what’s forward

Brian Sciaretta took the lengthy view on the 12 months that the American left again had with Wigan to preview what Robinson wants to reach his profession. 2020 has been wild for lots of causes, however for Antonee Robinson, his skilled and private life has been a rollercoaster. Sciaretta goes into Robinsons’ coronary heart downside, his restoration, and position as a key participant throughout Wigan’s tumultuous season. The article additionally contains Robinson’s drive to win after years of enjoying on poorly performing groups and what Gregg Berhalter thinks of the defender.

I don’t wish to get too excited, however he’s standing close to Messi

I wager Lionel was like – hey, that’s KdlF.

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