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En el partido estelar de Major League Soccer de este fin de semana, el New York City Football Club recibe la visita de los campeones defensores Toronto FC. Es un partido importante por ser dos equipos que seguramente estarán peleando por el título a finales de la temporada. Por un lado, New York City Football Club ha demostrado ser de lo mejor del fútbol estadounidense en las últimas semanas y hoy por hoy es segundo de la Conferencia Este con 28 puntos. Del otro lado está el conjunto de Toronto FC.
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En el partido estelar de Major League Soccer de este fin de semana, el New York City Football Club recibe la visita de los campeones defensores Toronto FC. Es un partido importante por ser dos equipos que seguramente estarán peleando por el título a finales de la temporada. Por un lado, New York City Football Club ha demostrado ser de lo mejor del fútbol estadounidense en las últimas semanas y hoy por hoy es segundo de la Conferencia Este con 28 puntos. Del otro lado está el conjunto de Toronto FC.
El defensor hondureño, ​Emilio Izaguirre, tiene que reportarse con su club Al Fayha de la liga de Arabia Saudita, pero en realidad él desea poder irse y terminar su contrato para poder emigrar a la​ MLS. En una charla con el Diario Diez, Izaguirre comentó que había varias ofertas del fútbol norteamericano, y que tiene aspiración de sumarse a su selección: “Mi agente me dijo que podían haber ofertas de la MLS y así estar más cerca de la Selección Nacional el próximo año que juega Copa Oro...
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El defensor hondureño, ​Emilio Izaguirre, tiene que reportarse con su club Al Fayha de la liga de Arabia Saudita, pero en realidad él desea poder irse y terminar su contrato para poder emigrar a la​ MLS. En una charla con el Diario Diez, Izaguirre comentó que había varias ofertas del fútbol norteamericano, y que tiene aspiración de sumarse a su selección: “Mi agente me dijo que podían haber ofertas de la MLS y así estar más cerca de la Selección Nacional el próximo año que juega Copa Oro...
Los New York Red Bulls vuelven a tener acción de Major League Soccer cuando este sábado se enfrenten al conjunto del FC Dallas. Los Red Bulls vienen de ser sorprendidos por el Philadelphia Union en la U.S. Open Cup y ahora buscarán regresar a la senda del triunfo ante un siempre difícil equipo del FC Dallas. Actualmente, los Red Bulls son cuartos de la Conferencia Este con 26 puntos, pero tienen apenas una victoria en sus últimos cuatro partidos de Major League Soccer. Al igual que los Red Bulls, el FC Dallas, por su parte, viene de ser eliminado de la U.S.
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Los New York Red Bulls vuelven a tener acción de Major League Soccer cuando este sábado se enfrenten al conjunto del FC Dallas. Los Red Bulls vienen de ser sorprendidos por el Philadelphia Union en la U.S. Open Cup y ahora buscarán regresar a la senda del triunfo ante un siempre difícil equipo del FC Dallas. Actualmente, los Red Bulls son cuartos de la Conferencia Este con 26 puntos, pero tienen apenas una victoria en sus últimos cuatro partidos de Major League Soccer. Al igual que los Red Bulls, el FC Dallas, por su parte, viene de ser eliminado de la U.S.
Panama are nothing if not physical, although it should probably be pointed out that the worst tackle in their 3-0 defeat to Belgium was actually made by Kevin De Bruyne two minutes from time, for which the Manchester City midfielder was booked. Roberto Martinez, the Belgium coach, was distinctly unhappy afterwards with the treatment Eden Hazard got and goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois talked about a need for referees to clamp down on the “cheap and unnecessary tackles” he felt Panama administered. The Panama defenders, Roman Torres and Michael Murillo, both received yellow cards for strong challenges on Hazard. But was this really that different from what the Chelsea forward gets in the Premier League most weeks? Most of the bookings Panama racked up - five inside an hour, the most by a team in a single game at a World Cup since Holland hacked lumps out of Spain in the 2010 final - were a consequence of clumsiness and difficulties dealing with the speed of their opponents than anything more sinister. Belgium only committed one tackle fewer than Panama’s 18. “I don’t know what people are complaining about,” Roman Torres, the Panama centre-half, said. “Football is like that - you always have to impose yourself, you have to mark out your territory.” World Cup 2018 | Fixtures, groups, squads and more A lot of huff and puff... but a lack of mobility The spine of Panama’s team is ageing. Goalkeeper Jaime Penedo is 36, captain Torres 32, midfield sentry Gabriel Gomez 34 and, up front, Blas Perez is the oldest of the lot at 37. There was certainly a chronic lack of pace and mobility in the Panama ranks against Belgium but they strive to make up for that with a strong work ethic and upbeat attitude. The surprise in the first half, before Belgium’s superior quality told in the second, was the difficulty Martinez’s men had creating a numerical advantage in midfield, which led to a lot of long balls being pumped from defence and Hazard having to go it alone at times. If England can create overloads, Panama will be in trouble. World Cup 2018 Simulator Single Game No shortage of confidence but a lack of ideas going forward Panama may be one of the weakest teams in the tournament but their pride at reaching a first World Cup shines through and there is no shortage of confidence that they can beat or at least frustrate England. There is a clear belief in their ranks that Belgium would provide their stiffest test in Group G so England are likely to encounter opponents determined to cause an upset. Gareth Southgate’s side must show that confidence is misplaced. “For me, Belgium are a more difficult opponent than England,” midfielder Jose Luis Rodriguez said. That belief was echoed by the Panama president, who is in regular conversation with the squad and coach Hernan Gomez. “We feel the hard game was today’s,” Juan Carlos Varela said of the Belgium match as he looked ahead to England. Jose Luis Rodriguez (left) says Belgium are better than England Credit: afp That is all very well but Panama would have to show a lot more wit and imagination once they cross their own half-way line than they managed against Belgium. The one time they did get in behind Belgium, Courtois was off his line quick to deny Murillo. It was not as if Panama ventured forward enough to pose a threat from set pieces either. They had three corners in total against Belgium and no direct or indirect free-kicks near goal. A susceptibility on the counter-attack Whoever Southgate decides to pick, it is imperative England’s attack is flush with pace. Whether it is Raheem Sterling, Marcus Rashford or Jamie Vardy supplementing Harry Kane, or perhaps two of them, Panama are susceptible to pace on the break and England should have plenty of joy if they can get in behind their opponents. For a team that defend in numbers, Panama still left a lot of space for Belgium to exploit. They also tired visibly in the final half an hour so, if things are not going to plan for Southgate, as they were not for Martinez for a good while, the likelihood is space will eventually start to open up. Belgium’s third goal on the counter had begun with De Bruyne intercepting deep in Belgium territory but Panama were unable to deal with the speed with which Belgium then went through the gears. Eden Hazard breaks through the Panama defence Credit: getty images A robust centre-half pairing Torres plays his football with the Seattle Sounders in the MLS and Fidel Escobar also plies his trade in the US with New York Red Bulls. Neither are going to challenge the best central-defensive pairings at this tournament but they impressed in the first half against Belgium especially and coped well, at that stage, with what Romelu Lukaku had to offer. Torres made a crucial clearance from a dangerous De Bruyne cross and Escobar cut a fairly composed figure for a 23 year-old playing on the biggest stage of his life. Kane should still fancy his chances, though. WorldCup - newsletter promo - end of article
What England can expect from Panama... one or two bruises for a start
Panama are nothing if not physical, although it should probably be pointed out that the worst tackle in their 3-0 defeat to Belgium was actually made by Kevin De Bruyne two minutes from time, for which the Manchester City midfielder was booked. Roberto Martinez, the Belgium coach, was distinctly unhappy afterwards with the treatment Eden Hazard got and goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois talked about a need for referees to clamp down on the “cheap and unnecessary tackles” he felt Panama administered. The Panama defenders, Roman Torres and Michael Murillo, both received yellow cards for strong challenges on Hazard. But was this really that different from what the Chelsea forward gets in the Premier League most weeks? Most of the bookings Panama racked up - five inside an hour, the most by a team in a single game at a World Cup since Holland hacked lumps out of Spain in the 2010 final - were a consequence of clumsiness and difficulties dealing with the speed of their opponents than anything more sinister. Belgium only committed one tackle fewer than Panama’s 18. “I don’t know what people are complaining about,” Roman Torres, the Panama centre-half, said. “Football is like that - you always have to impose yourself, you have to mark out your territory.” World Cup 2018 | Fixtures, groups, squads and more A lot of huff and puff... but a lack of mobility The spine of Panama’s team is ageing. Goalkeeper Jaime Penedo is 36, captain Torres 32, midfield sentry Gabriel Gomez 34 and, up front, Blas Perez is the oldest of the lot at 37. There was certainly a chronic lack of pace and mobility in the Panama ranks against Belgium but they strive to make up for that with a strong work ethic and upbeat attitude. The surprise in the first half, before Belgium’s superior quality told in the second, was the difficulty Martinez’s men had creating a numerical advantage in midfield, which led to a lot of long balls being pumped from defence and Hazard having to go it alone at times. If England can create overloads, Panama will be in trouble. World Cup 2018 Simulator Single Game No shortage of confidence but a lack of ideas going forward Panama may be one of the weakest teams in the tournament but their pride at reaching a first World Cup shines through and there is no shortage of confidence that they can beat or at least frustrate England. There is a clear belief in their ranks that Belgium would provide their stiffest test in Group G so England are likely to encounter opponents determined to cause an upset. Gareth Southgate’s side must show that confidence is misplaced. “For me, Belgium are a more difficult opponent than England,” midfielder Jose Luis Rodriguez said. That belief was echoed by the Panama president, who is in regular conversation with the squad and coach Hernan Gomez. “We feel the hard game was today’s,” Juan Carlos Varela said of the Belgium match as he looked ahead to England. Jose Luis Rodriguez (left) says Belgium are better than England Credit: afp That is all very well but Panama would have to show a lot more wit and imagination once they cross their own half-way line than they managed against Belgium. The one time they did get in behind Belgium, Courtois was off his line quick to deny Murillo. It was not as if Panama ventured forward enough to pose a threat from set pieces either. They had three corners in total against Belgium and no direct or indirect free-kicks near goal. A susceptibility on the counter-attack Whoever Southgate decides to pick, it is imperative England’s attack is flush with pace. Whether it is Raheem Sterling, Marcus Rashford or Jamie Vardy supplementing Harry Kane, or perhaps two of them, Panama are susceptible to pace on the break and England should have plenty of joy if they can get in behind their opponents. For a team that defend in numbers, Panama still left a lot of space for Belgium to exploit. They also tired visibly in the final half an hour so, if things are not going to plan for Southgate, as they were not for Martinez for a good while, the likelihood is space will eventually start to open up. Belgium’s third goal on the counter had begun with De Bruyne intercepting deep in Belgium territory but Panama were unable to deal with the speed with which Belgium then went through the gears. Eden Hazard breaks through the Panama defence Credit: getty images A robust centre-half pairing Torres plays his football with the Seattle Sounders in the MLS and Fidel Escobar also plies his trade in the US with New York Red Bulls. Neither are going to challenge the best central-defensive pairings at this tournament but they impressed in the first half against Belgium especially and coped well, at that stage, with what Romelu Lukaku had to offer. Torres made a crucial clearance from a dangerous De Bruyne cross and Escobar cut a fairly composed figure for a 23 year-old playing on the biggest stage of his life. Kane should still fancy his chances, though. WorldCup - newsletter promo - end of article
Panama are nothing if not physical, although it should probably be pointed out that the worst tackle in their 3-0 defeat to Belgium was actually made by Kevin De Bruyne two minutes from time, for which the Manchester City midfielder was booked. Roberto Martinez, the Belgium coach, was distinctly unhappy afterwards with the treatment Eden Hazard got and goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois talked about a need for referees to clamp down on the “cheap and unnecessary tackles” he felt Panama administered. The Panama defenders, Roman Torres and Michael Murillo, both received yellow cards for strong challenges on Hazard. But was this really that different from what the Chelsea forward gets in the Premier League most weeks? Most of the bookings Panama racked up - five inside an hour, the most by a team in a single game at a World Cup since Holland hacked lumps out of Spain in the 2010 final - were a consequence of clumsiness and difficulties dealing with the speed of their opponents than anything more sinister. Belgium only committed one tackle fewer than Panama’s 18. “I don’t know what people are complaining about,” Roman Torres, the Panama centre-half, said. “Football is like that - you always have to impose yourself, you have to mark out your territory.” World Cup 2018 | Fixtures, groups, squads and more A lot of huff and puff... but a lack of mobility The spine of Panama’s team is ageing. Goalkeeper Jaime Penedo is 36, captain Torres 32, midfield sentry Gabriel Gomez 34 and, up front, Blas Perez is the oldest of the lot at 37. There was certainly a chronic lack of pace and mobility in the Panama ranks against Belgium but they strive to make up for that with a strong work ethic and upbeat attitude. The surprise in the first half, before Belgium’s superior quality told in the second, was the difficulty Martinez’s men had creating a numerical advantage in midfield, which led to a lot of long balls being pumped from defence and Hazard having to go it alone at times. If England can create overloads, Panama will be in trouble. World Cup 2018 Simulator Single Game No shortage of confidence but a lack of ideas going forward Panama may be one of the weakest teams in the tournament but their pride at reaching a first World Cup shines through and there is no shortage of confidence that they can beat or at least frustrate England. There is a clear belief in their ranks that Belgium would provide their stiffest test in Group G so England are likely to encounter opponents determined to cause an upset. Gareth Southgate’s side must show that confidence is misplaced. “For me, Belgium are a more difficult opponent than England,” midfielder Jose Luis Rodriguez said. That belief was echoed by the Panama president, who is in regular conversation with the squad and coach Hernan Gomez. “We feel the hard game was today’s,” Juan Carlos Varela said of the Belgium match as he looked ahead to England. Jose Luis Rodriguez (left) says Belgium are better than England Credit: afp That is all very well but Panama would have to show a lot more wit and imagination once they cross their own half-way line than they managed against Belgium. The one time they did get in behind Belgium, Courtois was off his line quick to deny Murillo. It was not as if Panama ventured forward enough to pose a threat from set pieces either. They had three corners in total against Belgium and no direct or indirect free-kicks near goal. A susceptibility on the counter-attack Whoever Southgate decides to pick, it is imperative England’s attack is flush with pace. Whether it is Raheem Sterling, Marcus Rashford or Jamie Vardy supplementing Harry Kane, or perhaps two of them, Panama are susceptible to pace on the break and England should have plenty of joy if they can get in behind their opponents. For a team that defend in numbers, Panama still left a lot of space for Belgium to exploit. They also tired visibly in the final half an hour so, if things are not going to plan for Southgate, as they were not for Martinez for a good while, the likelihood is space will eventually start to open up. Belgium’s third goal on the counter had begun with De Bruyne intercepting deep in Belgium territory but Panama were unable to deal with the speed with which Belgium then went through the gears. Eden Hazard breaks through the Panama defence Credit: getty images A robust centre-half pairing Torres plays his football with the Seattle Sounders in the MLS and Fidel Escobar also plies his trade in the US with New York Red Bulls. Neither are going to challenge the best central-defensive pairings at this tournament but they impressed in the first half against Belgium especially and coped well, at that stage, with what Romelu Lukaku had to offer. Torres made a crucial clearance from a dangerous De Bruyne cross and Escobar cut a fairly composed figure for a 23 year-old playing on the biggest stage of his life. Kane should still fancy his chances, though. WorldCup - newsletter promo - end of article
What England can expect from Panama... one or two bruises for a start
Panama are nothing if not physical, although it should probably be pointed out that the worst tackle in their 3-0 defeat to Belgium was actually made by Kevin De Bruyne two minutes from time, for which the Manchester City midfielder was booked. Roberto Martinez, the Belgium coach, was distinctly unhappy afterwards with the treatment Eden Hazard got and goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois talked about a need for referees to clamp down on the “cheap and unnecessary tackles” he felt Panama administered. The Panama defenders, Roman Torres and Michael Murillo, both received yellow cards for strong challenges on Hazard. But was this really that different from what the Chelsea forward gets in the Premier League most weeks? Most of the bookings Panama racked up - five inside an hour, the most by a team in a single game at a World Cup since Holland hacked lumps out of Spain in the 2010 final - were a consequence of clumsiness and difficulties dealing with the speed of their opponents than anything more sinister. Belgium only committed one tackle fewer than Panama’s 18. “I don’t know what people are complaining about,” Roman Torres, the Panama centre-half, said. “Football is like that - you always have to impose yourself, you have to mark out your territory.” World Cup 2018 | Fixtures, groups, squads and more A lot of huff and puff... but a lack of mobility The spine of Panama’s team is ageing. Goalkeeper Jaime Penedo is 36, captain Torres 32, midfield sentry Gabriel Gomez 34 and, up front, Blas Perez is the oldest of the lot at 37. There was certainly a chronic lack of pace and mobility in the Panama ranks against Belgium but they strive to make up for that with a strong work ethic and upbeat attitude. The surprise in the first half, before Belgium’s superior quality told in the second, was the difficulty Martinez’s men had creating a numerical advantage in midfield, which led to a lot of long balls being pumped from defence and Hazard having to go it alone at times. If England can create overloads, Panama will be in trouble. World Cup 2018 Simulator Single Game No shortage of confidence but a lack of ideas going forward Panama may be one of the weakest teams in the tournament but their pride at reaching a first World Cup shines through and there is no shortage of confidence that they can beat or at least frustrate England. There is a clear belief in their ranks that Belgium would provide their stiffest test in Group G so England are likely to encounter opponents determined to cause an upset. Gareth Southgate’s side must show that confidence is misplaced. “For me, Belgium are a more difficult opponent than England,” midfielder Jose Luis Rodriguez said. That belief was echoed by the Panama president, who is in regular conversation with the squad and coach Hernan Gomez. “We feel the hard game was today’s,” Juan Carlos Varela said of the Belgium match as he looked ahead to England. Jose Luis Rodriguez (left) says Belgium are better than England Credit: afp That is all very well but Panama would have to show a lot more wit and imagination once they cross their own half-way line than they managed against Belgium. The one time they did get in behind Belgium, Courtois was off his line quick to deny Murillo. It was not as if Panama ventured forward enough to pose a threat from set pieces either. They had three corners in total against Belgium and no direct or indirect free-kicks near goal. A susceptibility on the counter-attack Whoever Southgate decides to pick, it is imperative England’s attack is flush with pace. Whether it is Raheem Sterling, Marcus Rashford or Jamie Vardy supplementing Harry Kane, or perhaps two of them, Panama are susceptible to pace on the break and England should have plenty of joy if they can get in behind their opponents. For a team that defend in numbers, Panama still left a lot of space for Belgium to exploit. They also tired visibly in the final half an hour so, if things are not going to plan for Southgate, as they were not for Martinez for a good while, the likelihood is space will eventually start to open up. Belgium’s third goal on the counter had begun with De Bruyne intercepting deep in Belgium territory but Panama were unable to deal with the speed with which Belgium then went through the gears. Eden Hazard breaks through the Panama defence Credit: getty images A robust centre-half pairing Torres plays his football with the Seattle Sounders in the MLS and Fidel Escobar also plies his trade in the US with New York Red Bulls. Neither are going to challenge the best central-defensive pairings at this tournament but they impressed in the first half against Belgium especially and coped well, at that stage, with what Romelu Lukaku had to offer. Torres made a crucial clearance from a dangerous De Bruyne cross and Escobar cut a fairly composed figure for a 23 year-old playing on the biggest stage of his life. Kane should still fancy his chances, though. WorldCup - newsletter promo - end of article
Panama are nothing if not physical, although it should probably be pointed out that the worst tackle in their 3-0 defeat to Belgium was actually made by Kevin De Bruyne two minutes from time, for which the Manchester City midfielder was booked. Roberto Martinez, the Belgium coach, was distinctly unhappy afterwards with the treatment Eden Hazard got and goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois talked about a need for referees to clamp down on the “cheap and unnecessary tackles” he felt Panama administered. The Panama defenders, Roman Torres and Michael Murillo, both received yellow cards for strong challenges on Hazard. But was this really that different from what the Chelsea forward gets in the Premier League most weeks? Most of the bookings Panama racked up - five inside an hour, the most by a team in a single game at a World Cup since Holland hacked lumps out of Spain in the 2010 final - were a consequence of clumsiness and difficulties dealing with the speed of their opponents than anything more sinister. Belgium only committed one tackle fewer than Panama’s 18. “I don’t know what people are complaining about,” Roman Torres, the Panama centre-half, said. “Football is like that - you always have to impose yourself, you have to mark out your territory.” World Cup 2018 | Fixtures, groups, squads and more A lot of huff and puff... but a lack of mobility The spine of Panama’s team is ageing. Goalkeeper Jaime Penedo is 36, captain Torres 32, midfield sentry Gabriel Gomez 34 and, up front, Blas Perez is the oldest of the lot at 37. There was certainly a chronic lack of pace and mobility in the Panama ranks against Belgium but they strive to make up for that with a strong work ethic and upbeat attitude. The surprise in the first half, before Belgium’s superior quality told in the second, was the difficulty Martinez’s men had creating a numerical advantage in midfield, which led to a lot of long balls being pumped from defence and Hazard having to go it alone at times. If England can create overloads, Panama will be in trouble. World Cup 2018 Simulator Single Game No shortage of confidence but a lack of ideas going forward Panama may be one of the weakest teams in the tournament but their pride at reaching a first World Cup shines through and there is no shortage of confidence that they can beat or at least frustrate England. There is a clear belief in their ranks that Belgium would provide their stiffest test in Group G so England are likely to encounter opponents determined to cause an upset. Gareth Southgate’s side must show that confidence is misplaced. “For me, Belgium are a more difficult opponent than England,” midfielder Jose Luis Rodriguez said. That belief was echoed by the Panama president, who is in regular conversation with the squad and coach Hernan Gomez. “We feel the hard game was today’s,” Juan Carlos Varela said of the Belgium match as he looked ahead to England. Jose Luis Rodriguez (left) says Belgium are better than England Credit: afp That is all very well but Panama would have to show a lot more wit and imagination once they cross their own half-way line than they managed against Belgium. The one time they did get in behind Belgium, Courtois was off his line quick to deny Murillo. It was not as if Panama ventured forward enough to pose a threat from set pieces either. They had three corners in total against Belgium and no direct or indirect free-kicks near goal. A susceptibility on the counter-attack Whoever Southgate decides to pick, it is imperative England’s attack is flush with pace. Whether it is Raheem Sterling, Marcus Rashford or Jamie Vardy supplementing Harry Kane, or perhaps two of them, Panama are susceptible to pace on the break and England should have plenty of joy if they can get in behind their opponents. For a team that defend in numbers, Panama still left a lot of space for Belgium to exploit. They also tired visibly in the final half an hour so, if things are not going to plan for Southgate, as they were not for Martinez for a good while, the likelihood is space will eventually start to open up. Belgium’s third goal on the counter had begun with De Bruyne intercepting deep in Belgium territory but Panama were unable to deal with the speed with which Belgium then went through the gears. Eden Hazard breaks through the Panama defence Credit: getty images A robust centre-half pairing Torres plays his football with the Seattle Sounders in the MLS and Fidel Escobar also plies his trade in the US with New York Red Bulls. Neither are going to challenge the best central-defensive pairings at this tournament but they impressed in the first half against Belgium especially and coped well, at that stage, with what Romelu Lukaku had to offer. Torres made a crucial clearance from a dangerous De Bruyne cross and Escobar cut a fairly composed figure for a 23 year-old playing on the biggest stage of his life. Kane should still fancy his chances, though. WorldCup - newsletter promo - end of article
What England can expect from Panama... one or two bruises for a start
Panama are nothing if not physical, although it should probably be pointed out that the worst tackle in their 3-0 defeat to Belgium was actually made by Kevin De Bruyne two minutes from time, for which the Manchester City midfielder was booked. Roberto Martinez, the Belgium coach, was distinctly unhappy afterwards with the treatment Eden Hazard got and goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois talked about a need for referees to clamp down on the “cheap and unnecessary tackles” he felt Panama administered. The Panama defenders, Roman Torres and Michael Murillo, both received yellow cards for strong challenges on Hazard. But was this really that different from what the Chelsea forward gets in the Premier League most weeks? Most of the bookings Panama racked up - five inside an hour, the most by a team in a single game at a World Cup since Holland hacked lumps out of Spain in the 2010 final - were a consequence of clumsiness and difficulties dealing with the speed of their opponents than anything more sinister. Belgium only committed one tackle fewer than Panama’s 18. “I don’t know what people are complaining about,” Roman Torres, the Panama centre-half, said. “Football is like that - you always have to impose yourself, you have to mark out your territory.” World Cup 2018 | Fixtures, groups, squads and more A lot of huff and puff... but a lack of mobility The spine of Panama’s team is ageing. Goalkeeper Jaime Penedo is 36, captain Torres 32, midfield sentry Gabriel Gomez 34 and, up front, Blas Perez is the oldest of the lot at 37. There was certainly a chronic lack of pace and mobility in the Panama ranks against Belgium but they strive to make up for that with a strong work ethic and upbeat attitude. The surprise in the first half, before Belgium’s superior quality told in the second, was the difficulty Martinez’s men had creating a numerical advantage in midfield, which led to a lot of long balls being pumped from defence and Hazard having to go it alone at times. If England can create overloads, Panama will be in trouble. World Cup 2018 Simulator Single Game No shortage of confidence but a lack of ideas going forward Panama may be one of the weakest teams in the tournament but their pride at reaching a first World Cup shines through and there is no shortage of confidence that they can beat or at least frustrate England. There is a clear belief in their ranks that Belgium would provide their stiffest test in Group G so England are likely to encounter opponents determined to cause an upset. Gareth Southgate’s side must show that confidence is misplaced. “For me, Belgium are a more difficult opponent than England,” midfielder Jose Luis Rodriguez said. That belief was echoed by the Panama president, who is in regular conversation with the squad and coach Hernan Gomez. “We feel the hard game was today’s,” Juan Carlos Varela said of the Belgium match as he looked ahead to England. Jose Luis Rodriguez (left) says Belgium are better than England Credit: afp That is all very well but Panama would have to show a lot more wit and imagination once they cross their own half-way line than they managed against Belgium. The one time they did get in behind Belgium, Courtois was off his line quick to deny Murillo. It was not as if Panama ventured forward enough to pose a threat from set pieces either. They had three corners in total against Belgium and no direct or indirect free-kicks near goal. A susceptibility on the counter-attack Whoever Southgate decides to pick, it is imperative England’s attack is flush with pace. Whether it is Raheem Sterling, Marcus Rashford or Jamie Vardy supplementing Harry Kane, or perhaps two of them, Panama are susceptible to pace on the break and England should have plenty of joy if they can get in behind their opponents. For a team that defend in numbers, Panama still left a lot of space for Belgium to exploit. They also tired visibly in the final half an hour so, if things are not going to plan for Southgate, as they were not for Martinez for a good while, the likelihood is space will eventually start to open up. Belgium’s third goal on the counter had begun with De Bruyne intercepting deep in Belgium territory but Panama were unable to deal with the speed with which Belgium then went through the gears. Eden Hazard breaks through the Panama defence Credit: getty images A robust centre-half pairing Torres plays his football with the Seattle Sounders in the MLS and Fidel Escobar also plies his trade in the US with New York Red Bulls. Neither are going to challenge the best central-defensive pairings at this tournament but they impressed in the first half against Belgium especially and coped well, at that stage, with what Romelu Lukaku had to offer. Torres made a crucial clearance from a dangerous De Bruyne cross and Escobar cut a fairly composed figure for a 23 year-old playing on the biggest stage of his life. Kane should still fancy his chances, though. WorldCup - newsletter promo - end of article
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En un esfuerzo por meterse de lleno en la globalización del futbol, el equipo de los Colorado Rapids de la MLS, anunció que se medirá en un partido amistoso con el tradicional equipo de la Liga Argentina de Futbol, el Boca Juniors. ​El choque está pautado para el martes 24 de julio y se realizará en el Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, casa de los Rapids. El vigente campeón de la Superliga argentina, @BocaJrsOficial visitará a @ColoradoRapids para jugar un amistoso en julio: https://t.co/edZpiGE6TK...
OFICIAL: Colorado Rapids jugará amistoso contra el histórico Boca Juniors
En un esfuerzo por meterse de lleno en la globalización del futbol, el equipo de los Colorado Rapids de la MLS, anunció que se medirá en un partido amistoso con el tradicional equipo de la Liga Argentina de Futbol, el Boca Juniors. ​El choque está pautado para el martes 24 de julio y se realizará en el Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, casa de los Rapids. El vigente campeón de la Superliga argentina, @BocaJrsOficial visitará a @ColoradoRapids para jugar un amistoso en julio: https://t.co/edZpiGE6TK...
El defensor que milita en la MLS estaría en la agenda del Rebaño para el Apertura 2018.
Tony Alfaro, opción para la defensa de Chivas
El defensor que milita en la MLS estaría en la agenda del Rebaño para el Apertura 2018.
El defensor que milita en la MLS estaría en la agenda del Rebaño para el Apertura 2018.
Tony Alfaro, opción para la defensa de Chivas
El defensor que milita en la MLS estaría en la agenda del Rebaño para el Apertura 2018.
​​Zlatan Ibrahimovic, delantero del Galaxy en la ​MLS, es uno de los atletas que posaron desnudos para la edición número 10 del The Body Issue que todos los años publica ESPN The Magazine. "Ibra" es uno más en una lista que incluye al pelotero cubano de los Dodgers, Yasiel Puig, el patinador de hielo olímpico, Adam Rippon, las jugadoras de baloncesto femenino, Breanna Stewart y Sue Bird y la delantera de la selección de Estados Unidos, Megan Rapinoe, entre otros. The 10th annual Body Issue...
REVELADO: Zlatan es uno de los atletas que se desnudó para la edición 2018 del The Body Issue
​​Zlatan Ibrahimovic, delantero del Galaxy en la ​MLS, es uno de los atletas que posaron desnudos para la edición número 10 del The Body Issue que todos los años publica ESPN The Magazine. "Ibra" es uno más en una lista que incluye al pelotero cubano de los Dodgers, Yasiel Puig, el patinador de hielo olímpico, Adam Rippon, las jugadoras de baloncesto femenino, Breanna Stewart y Sue Bird y la delantera de la selección de Estados Unidos, Megan Rapinoe, entre otros. The 10th annual Body Issue...
FILE - In this March 31, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Galaxy's Zlatan Ibrahimovic, of Sweden, celebrates his goal during the second half of an MLS soccer match against the Los Angeles FC, in Carson, Calif. Ibrahimovic is among the athletes who will be featured in ESPN the Magazine's 10th anniversary Body Issue. The issue hits newsstands on June 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
Ibrahimovic, Rippon, Bird featured in ESPN Body Issue
FILE - In this March 31, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Galaxy's Zlatan Ibrahimovic, of Sweden, celebrates his goal during the second half of an MLS soccer match against the Los Angeles FC, in Carson, Calif. Ibrahimovic is among the athletes who will be featured in ESPN the Magazine's 10th anniversary Body Issue. The issue hits newsstands on June 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
FILE - In this March 31, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Galaxy's Zlatan Ibrahimovic, of Sweden, celebrates his goal during the second half of an MLS soccer match against the Los Angeles FC, in Carson, Calif. Ibrahimovic is among the athletes who will be featured in ESPN the Magazine's 10th anniversary Body Issue. The issue hits newsstands on June 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
FILE - In this March 31, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Galaxy's Zlatan Ibrahimovic, of Sweden, celebrates his goal during the second half of an MLS soccer match against the Los Angeles FC, in Carson, Calif. Ibrahimovic is among the athletes who will be featured in ESPN the Magazine's 10th anniversary Body Issue. The issue hits newsstands on June 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
FILE - In this March 31, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Galaxy's Zlatan Ibrahimovic, of Sweden, celebrates his goal during the second half of an MLS soccer match against the Los Angeles FC, in Carson, Calif. Ibrahimovic is among the athletes who will be featured in ESPN the Magazine's 10th anniversary Body Issue. The issue hits newsstands on June 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
El estadounidense Landon Donovan llegó como refuerzo bomba de ​León para el Torneo Clausura 2018, sin embargo, apenas si pudo sumar 115 minutos durante la ​Liga MX y la Copa MX, con seis y un duelo disputado respectivamente, sin poder demostrar el talento que por años mostró en la MLS, la Premier y su Selección. ¡Hoy presentan al 'Capitán América'! Todo listo en León para mostrar oficialmente al nuevo refuerzo estadounidense, Landon Donovanhttps://t.co/EEVdlUXqZZ#MARCAtuLigaMX...
​GAME OVER | La etapa de Landon Donovan con León llega a su fin sin nada que contar
El estadounidense Landon Donovan llegó como refuerzo bomba de ​León para el Torneo Clausura 2018, sin embargo, apenas si pudo sumar 115 minutos durante la ​Liga MX y la Copa MX, con seis y un duelo disputado respectivamente, sin poder demostrar el talento que por años mostró en la MLS, la Premier y su Selección. ¡Hoy presentan al 'Capitán América'! Todo listo en León para mostrar oficialmente al nuevo refuerzo estadounidense, Landon Donovanhttps://t.co/EEVdlUXqZZ#MARCAtuLigaMX...
FILE - In this April 10, 2010, file photo, Walter Bahr, the last living member of the U.S. soccer team that upset England at the 1950 World Cup, speaks before an MLS soccer game between D.C. United and the Philadelphia Union, in Philadelphia. Bahr has died at age 91. Bahr died Monday, June 18, 2018, in Boalsburg, Pennsylvania from complications that resulted from a broken hip, according to granddaughter Lindsey D. Bahr, a film writer for The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Drew Hallowell, Pool, File)
Bahr, last living member of team that upset England, is dead
FILE - In this April 10, 2010, file photo, Walter Bahr, the last living member of the U.S. soccer team that upset England at the 1950 World Cup, speaks before an MLS soccer game between D.C. United and the Philadelphia Union, in Philadelphia. Bahr has died at age 91. Bahr died Monday, June 18, 2018, in Boalsburg, Pennsylvania from complications that resulted from a broken hip, according to granddaughter Lindsey D. Bahr, a film writer for The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Drew Hallowell, Pool, File)
FILE - In this April 10, 2010, file photo, Walter Bahr, the last living member of the U.S. soccer team that upset England at the 1950 World Cup, speaks before an MLS soccer game between D.C. United and the Philadelphia Union, in Philadelphia. Bahr has died at age 91. Bahr died Monday, June 18, 2018, in Boalsburg, Pennsylvania from complications that resulted from a broken hip, according to granddaughter Lindsey D. Bahr, a film writer for The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Drew Hallowell, Pool, File)
FILE - In this April 10, 2010, file photo, Walter Bahr, the last living member of the U.S. soccer team that upset England at the 1950 World Cup, speaks before an MLS soccer game between D.C. United and the Philadelphia Union, in Philadelphia. Bahr has died at age 91. Bahr died Monday, June 18, 2018, in Boalsburg, Pennsylvania from complications that resulted from a broken hip, according to granddaughter Lindsey D. Bahr, a film writer for The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Drew Hallowell, Pool, File)
FILE - In this April 10, 2010, file photo, Walter Bahr, the last living member of the U.S. soccer team that upset England at the 1950 World Cup, speaks before an MLS soccer game between D.C. United and the Philadelphia Union, in Philadelphia. Bahr has died at age 91. Bahr died Monday, June 18, 2018, in Boalsburg, Pennsylvania from complications that resulted from a broken hip, according to granddaughter Lindsey D. Bahr, a film writer for The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Drew Hallowell, Pool, File)
The Major League Soccer All-Star Game will be held inside Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Aug. 1, and the MLS has released the official jerseys that will be worn during the match.
MLS All-Star Game jersey targets Atlanta’s railroads
The Major League Soccer All-Star Game will be held inside Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Aug. 1, and the MLS has released the official jerseys that will be worn during the match.
Here we take a look at Panama's World Cup squad and the other things it will be handy to know. Panama's World Cup squad - the 23 names 23-man final squad: Goalkeepers: Jaime Penedo (Dinamo Bucharest), Jose Calderon (Chorrillo FC), Alex Rodriguez (San Francisco FC). Defenders: Michael Murillo (New York Red Bulls), Harold Cummings (San Jose Earthquakes), Fidel Escobar (New York Red Bulls), Roman Torres (Seattle Sounders FC), Adolfo Machado (Houston Dynamo), Eric Davis (DAC Dunajska Streda), Luis Ovalle (CD Olimpia), Felipe Baloy (CSD Municipal). Midfielders: Gabriel Gomez (Atletico Bucaramanga), Edgar Barcenas (Cafetaleros de Tapachula), Armando Cooper (Club Universidad de Chile), Valentin Pimentel (Plaza Amador), Alberto Quintero (Universitario Lima), Anibal Godoy (San Jose Earthquakes), Jose Luis Rodriguez (KAA Gent). Forwards: Blas Perez (CSD Municipal), Gabriel Torres (CD Huachipato), Ismael Diaz (Deportivo La Coruña), Abdiel Arroyo (LD Alajuelense), Luis Tejada (Sport Boys). Panama fans pose with the players during a training session Credit: afp Panama's World Cup 2018 fixtures Belgium vs Panama: Monday, June 18 at 4pm England vs Panama: Sunday, June 24 at 1pm Tunisia vs Panama: Thursday, June 28 at 7pm What odds are Panama to win the World Cup? 1,000/1 The kits See where Panama's shirts ends up in our ranking of all 64 World Cup shirts below: World Cup kits ranked Who's the coach? Hernan Gomez has been in charge since 2014. He had to resign his position as Colombia coach in 2011 after assaulting a woman outside a bar in Bogota. Who's the star? Not many to speak of. Striker Gabriel Torres, who made his international debut aged 16, has pace and attracted the interest of Manchester United... 11 years ago. Best thing about them They're just happy to be here. This is their first ever World Cup so expect the fans to make the most of the experience. Full 2018 World Cup squad lists and guides | Star to watch, odds, fans' chants and more Worst thing about them They're not very good. Panama will have the oldest squad at the World Cup and will be physical and ultra-defensive: their 5-4-1 formation will occasionally look like a 9-0-1. You may recognise... Good luck with that. Unless you're an avid follower of MLS, the home of a decent chunk of the squad, these will be very unfamiliar faces. Cameramen will be picking out... Red-shirted fans blubbing their way through the national anthem when it is played for the first time at a World Cup. Fans' favourite chant TBC On-field prediction Initially charming story will be swiftly forgotten when Eden Hazard is booted into the stands after 47secs of their opening game against Belgium. Off-field prediction Commentators trying, and failing, to shoehorn a canal metaphor into their analysis. World Cup 2018 | All you need to know WorldCup - newsletter promo - end of article
Panama World Cup 2018 squad list and team guide
Here we take a look at Panama's World Cup squad and the other things it will be handy to know. Panama's World Cup squad - the 23 names 23-man final squad: Goalkeepers: Jaime Penedo (Dinamo Bucharest), Jose Calderon (Chorrillo FC), Alex Rodriguez (San Francisco FC). Defenders: Michael Murillo (New York Red Bulls), Harold Cummings (San Jose Earthquakes), Fidel Escobar (New York Red Bulls), Roman Torres (Seattle Sounders FC), Adolfo Machado (Houston Dynamo), Eric Davis (DAC Dunajska Streda), Luis Ovalle (CD Olimpia), Felipe Baloy (CSD Municipal). Midfielders: Gabriel Gomez (Atletico Bucaramanga), Edgar Barcenas (Cafetaleros de Tapachula), Armando Cooper (Club Universidad de Chile), Valentin Pimentel (Plaza Amador), Alberto Quintero (Universitario Lima), Anibal Godoy (San Jose Earthquakes), Jose Luis Rodriguez (KAA Gent). Forwards: Blas Perez (CSD Municipal), Gabriel Torres (CD Huachipato), Ismael Diaz (Deportivo La Coruña), Abdiel Arroyo (LD Alajuelense), Luis Tejada (Sport Boys). Panama fans pose with the players during a training session Credit: afp Panama's World Cup 2018 fixtures Belgium vs Panama: Monday, June 18 at 4pm England vs Panama: Sunday, June 24 at 1pm Tunisia vs Panama: Thursday, June 28 at 7pm What odds are Panama to win the World Cup? 1,000/1 The kits See where Panama's shirts ends up in our ranking of all 64 World Cup shirts below: World Cup kits ranked Who's the coach? Hernan Gomez has been in charge since 2014. He had to resign his position as Colombia coach in 2011 after assaulting a woman outside a bar in Bogota. Who's the star? Not many to speak of. Striker Gabriel Torres, who made his international debut aged 16, has pace and attracted the interest of Manchester United... 11 years ago. Best thing about them They're just happy to be here. This is their first ever World Cup so expect the fans to make the most of the experience. Full 2018 World Cup squad lists and guides | Star to watch, odds, fans' chants and more Worst thing about them They're not very good. Panama will have the oldest squad at the World Cup and will be physical and ultra-defensive: their 5-4-1 formation will occasionally look like a 9-0-1. You may recognise... Good luck with that. Unless you're an avid follower of MLS, the home of a decent chunk of the squad, these will be very unfamiliar faces. Cameramen will be picking out... Red-shirted fans blubbing their way through the national anthem when it is played for the first time at a World Cup. Fans' favourite chant TBC On-field prediction Initially charming story will be swiftly forgotten when Eden Hazard is booted into the stands after 47secs of their opening game against Belgium. Off-field prediction Commentators trying, and failing, to shoehorn a canal metaphor into their analysis. World Cup 2018 | All you need to know WorldCup - newsletter promo - end of article
Here we take a look at Panama's World Cup squad and the other things it will be handy to know. Panama's World Cup squad - the 23 names 23-man final squad: Goalkeepers: Jaime Penedo (Dinamo Bucharest), Jose Calderon (Chorrillo FC), Alex Rodriguez (San Francisco FC). Defenders: Michael Murillo (New York Red Bulls), Harold Cummings (San Jose Earthquakes), Fidel Escobar (New York Red Bulls), Roman Torres (Seattle Sounders FC), Adolfo Machado (Houston Dynamo), Eric Davis (DAC Dunajska Streda), Luis Ovalle (CD Olimpia), Felipe Baloy (CSD Municipal). Midfielders: Gabriel Gomez (Atletico Bucaramanga), Edgar Barcenas (Cafetaleros de Tapachula), Armando Cooper (Club Universidad de Chile), Valentin Pimentel (Plaza Amador), Alberto Quintero (Universitario Lima), Anibal Godoy (San Jose Earthquakes), Jose Luis Rodriguez (KAA Gent). Forwards: Blas Perez (CSD Municipal), Gabriel Torres (CD Huachipato), Ismael Diaz (Deportivo La Coruña), Abdiel Arroyo (LD Alajuelense), Luis Tejada (Sport Boys). Panama fans pose with the players during a training session Credit: afp Panama's World Cup 2018 fixtures Belgium vs Panama: Monday, June 18 at 4pm England vs Panama: Sunday, June 24 at 1pm Tunisia vs Panama: Thursday, June 28 at 7pm What odds are Panama to win the World Cup? 1,000/1 The kits See where Panama's shirts ends up in our ranking of all 64 World Cup shirts below: World Cup kits ranked Who's the coach? Hernan Gomez has been in charge since 2014. He had to resign his position as Colombia coach in 2011 after assaulting a woman outside a bar in Bogota. Who's the star? Not many to speak of. Striker Gabriel Torres, who made his international debut aged 16, has pace and attracted the interest of Manchester United... 11 years ago. Best thing about them They're just happy to be here. This is their first ever World Cup so expect the fans to make the most of the experience. Full 2018 World Cup squad lists and guides | Star to watch, odds, fans' chants and more Worst thing about them They're not very good. Panama will have the oldest squad at the World Cup and will be physical and ultra-defensive: their 5-4-1 formation will occasionally look like a 9-0-1. You may recognise... Good luck with that. Unless you're an avid follower of MLS, the home of a decent chunk of the squad, these will be very unfamiliar faces. Cameramen will be picking out... Red-shirted fans blubbing their way through the national anthem when it is played for the first time at a World Cup. Fans' favourite chant TBC On-field prediction Initially charming story will be swiftly forgotten when Eden Hazard is booted into the stands after 47secs of their opening game against Belgium. Off-field prediction Commentators trying, and failing, to shoehorn a canal metaphor into their analysis. World Cup 2018 | All you need to know WorldCup - newsletter promo - end of article
Panama World Cup 2018 squad list and team guide
Here we take a look at Panama's World Cup squad and the other things it will be handy to know. Panama's World Cup squad - the 23 names 23-man final squad: Goalkeepers: Jaime Penedo (Dinamo Bucharest), Jose Calderon (Chorrillo FC), Alex Rodriguez (San Francisco FC). Defenders: Michael Murillo (New York Red Bulls), Harold Cummings (San Jose Earthquakes), Fidel Escobar (New York Red Bulls), Roman Torres (Seattle Sounders FC), Adolfo Machado (Houston Dynamo), Eric Davis (DAC Dunajska Streda), Luis Ovalle (CD Olimpia), Felipe Baloy (CSD Municipal). Midfielders: Gabriel Gomez (Atletico Bucaramanga), Edgar Barcenas (Cafetaleros de Tapachula), Armando Cooper (Club Universidad de Chile), Valentin Pimentel (Plaza Amador), Alberto Quintero (Universitario Lima), Anibal Godoy (San Jose Earthquakes), Jose Luis Rodriguez (KAA Gent). Forwards: Blas Perez (CSD Municipal), Gabriel Torres (CD Huachipato), Ismael Diaz (Deportivo La Coruña), Abdiel Arroyo (LD Alajuelense), Luis Tejada (Sport Boys). Panama fans pose with the players during a training session Credit: afp Panama's World Cup 2018 fixtures Belgium vs Panama: Monday, June 18 at 4pm England vs Panama: Sunday, June 24 at 1pm Tunisia vs Panama: Thursday, June 28 at 7pm What odds are Panama to win the World Cup? 1,000/1 The kits See where Panama's shirts ends up in our ranking of all 64 World Cup shirts below: World Cup kits ranked Who's the coach? Hernan Gomez has been in charge since 2014. He had to resign his position as Colombia coach in 2011 after assaulting a woman outside a bar in Bogota. Who's the star? Not many to speak of. Striker Gabriel Torres, who made his international debut aged 16, has pace and attracted the interest of Manchester United... 11 years ago. Best thing about them They're just happy to be here. This is their first ever World Cup so expect the fans to make the most of the experience. Full 2018 World Cup squad lists and guides | Star to watch, odds, fans' chants and more Worst thing about them They're not very good. Panama will have the oldest squad at the World Cup and will be physical and ultra-defensive: their 5-4-1 formation will occasionally look like a 9-0-1. You may recognise... Good luck with that. Unless you're an avid follower of MLS, the home of a decent chunk of the squad, these will be very unfamiliar faces. Cameramen will be picking out... Red-shirted fans blubbing their way through the national anthem when it is played for the first time at a World Cup. Fans' favourite chant TBC On-field prediction Initially charming story will be swiftly forgotten when Eden Hazard is booted into the stands after 47secs of their opening game against Belgium. Off-field prediction Commentators trying, and failing, to shoehorn a canal metaphor into their analysis. World Cup 2018 | All you need to know WorldCup - newsletter promo - end of article
Landon Donovan has played for LA Galaxy in MLS as well as Leon in LigaMX.
USA legend Landon Donovan defends advert supporting Mexico at World Cup
Landon Donovan has played for LA Galaxy in MLS as well as Leon in LigaMX.
Landon Donovan has played for LA Galaxy in MLS as well as Leon in LigaMX.
USA legend Landon Donovan defends advert supporting Mexico at World Cup
Landon Donovan has played for LA Galaxy in MLS as well as Leon in LigaMX.
Colorado Rapids goalkeeper Tim Howard (1) in the second half of an MLS soccer match Wednesday, June 13, 2018, in Commerce City, Colo. The teams played to a 2-2 tie. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Colorado Rapids goalkeeper Tim Howard (1) in the second half of an MLS soccer match Wednesday, June 13, 2018, in Commerce City, Colo. The teams played to a 2-2 tie. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Colorado Rapids goalkeeper Tim Howard (1) in the second half of an MLS soccer match Wednesday, June 13, 2018, in Commerce City, Colo. The teams played to a 2-2 tie. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Chicago Fire forward Elliot Collier (28) in the second half of an MLS soccer match Wednesday, June 13, 2018, in Commerce City, Colo. The teams played to a 2-2 tie. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Chicago Fire forward Elliot Collier (28) in the second half of an MLS soccer match Wednesday, June 13, 2018, in Commerce City, Colo. The teams played to a 2-2 tie. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Chicago Fire forward Elliot Collier (28) in the second half of an MLS soccer match Wednesday, June 13, 2018, in Commerce City, Colo. The teams played to a 2-2 tie. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

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