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Germany aren’t used to being losers. Can Joachim Low turn them around before it’s too late?

[ad_1] Joachim Low, center, is running out of time to turn the tide of opinions back in his favor. TF-Images/Getty ImagesThe Netherlands host Germany in the stand-out tie of this week's Euro 2020 qualifiers on Sunday (3:45 p.m. ET, ESPN+) and for the visitors' manager, Joachim Low, there is so much more than the three points at stake in Amsterdam. The 59-year-old has to pull off no less than the most
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Raheem Sterling steals the show, shows he’s ready to take the next step with England

[ad_1] LONDON -- If the three young players who took their first meaningful steps as international footballers in England's 5-0 stroll against the Czech Republic on Friday were looking for a role model, they could do a lot worse than fix their eyes on Raheem Sterling.It was a night that offered promise that Gareth Southgate's side might yet improve from the team that reached the World Cup semifinals last year
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Messi’s Argentina return again shows how deeply rooted La Albiceleste’s problems are

[ad_1] It was a familiar story for Lionel Messi on his return to international duty. As he took the field in Madrid for Argentina's friendly against Venezuela, a fan held up a banner with his name written on it. But the banner was upside down -- an appropriate symbol for the way that the Barcelona genius is left mixed up and shaken up by the deficiencies of his compatriots.Venezuela's 3-1
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Inspired by the NBA, Pogba and Griezmann deliver World Cup rings to France

[ad_1] CLAIREFONTAINE, France -- They had been waiting for so long, almost eight months since their day of glory in Moscow. They had been impatient, excited and curious, almost like children waiting for Christmas morning.Since France's World Cup final victory vs. Croatia, Antoine Griezmann and Paul Pogba have been going on and on about those rings. The best friends love American sports, especially the NBA, and since the beginning of
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who joins Pulisic in starting XI if World Cup began today?

[ad_1] The U.S. has a lot of depth and a lot of question marks in 2019. Who would make up the first team in a World Cup right now? TF-Images/Getty ImagesIt's a big time for the U.S. men's national team right now. Qualification has yet to start for the 2022 World Cup but the March international break sees competitive friendlies, with all the Europe-based U.S. stars, against Ecuador (Thursday, 8 p.m.
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U.S. road to 2022 World Cup goes through Germany thanks to Pulisic, Adams, McKennie and Sargent

[ad_1] Swapping the Red Bulls of New York for the RB of Leipzig, the MLS club's big brother in the Bundesliga, hasn't been an entirely smooth process for Tyler Adams."There's been a bit of a culture twist," says the 20-year-old, explaining that Germany's rather regimented approach to life has taken some getting used to."One thing I realized here: They're very particular about the rules," he says with a wide smile.
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Lionel Messi routinely delivers magic for Barcelona, but his third goal vs. Betis was interstellar

[ad_1] Here are three sentences whose words do no justice to the majesty of their content: In the depths of a molecular cloud, a star is born. Neil Armstrong walked on the moon. Lionel Messi chipped Pau Lopez in Barcelona's 4-1 win at Real Betis on Sunday.All three of the above sentences represent events that are noteworthy on an intergalactic scale. They all mark moments where aliens, sitting peacefully in
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer must address Man United’s loss momentum

[ad_1] WOLVERHAMPTON, England -- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has earned all the praise he has received during his three months as Manchester United's caretaker manager and he has put himself in pole position to land the job on a full-time basis, but as his team were knocked out of the FA Cup by Wolves at a rain-soaked Molineux, it was clear that the honeymoon is over.Solskjaer is facing adversity for the
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DaMarcus Beasley can’t stop, won’t stop as U.S. legend reaches 20 years as a pro

[ad_1] 1:08 PM ETNoah DavisESPN Beasley's not notable simply for playing 20 years of pro soccer but because of how consistent, how passionate and how reliable he's been along the way. Loren Elliott for ESPNHOUSTON, Texas -- DaMarcus Beasley is a suit guy now.When he first joined the Houston Dynamo in 2014, he wasn't into wearing them on game days. It was too hot and too humid in his new town,