From Colorant Sloth, 1 Month ago, written in Plain Text.
  1.  LAFC becomes the fourth MLS side (and the second American one) to lose in the final since 2001, joining Real Salt Lake (2011), Montreal (2015), and Toronto FC (2018).Only two MLS teams have taken the CONCACAF title since MLS kicked off a quarter century ago this year: D.C. United in 1998 and the LA Galaxy three years later. In both of those cases, the entire competition was held in the eventual champion’s home city. For https://uberant.com/article/1111473-%EB%8B%A4%ED%8C%8C%EB%B2%B3%EA%B2%BD%EC%B0%B0%EC%B6%94%EC%B2%9C-%E2%99%A0%EF%B8%8F-%EB%A9%94%EC%9D%B4%EC%A0%80%ED%95%B4%EC%99%B8%EB%B0%B0%ED%8C%85%EC%82%AC%EC%9D%B4%ED%8A%B8%EB%A5%BC-%EC%86%8C%EA%B0%9C-%ED%95%B4-%EB%93%9C%EB%A6%AC%EB%8A%94-%EB%A8%B9%ED%8A%80%EC%95%84%EC%9B%83,-188b/ , until this year like no other, home-and home-series had been the norm.But while the pandemic changed the format in 2020, seemingly to the benefit of the four remaining MLS representatives, the outcome remained the same as ever, even if it was at least temporarily in doubt after Rossi’s opened the scoring off a fine feed from Mark Anthony Kaye:Bradley’s side looked in a pretty good spot at that point. But while Vela was once again the best player on the field, the cold hard reality is that all MLS teams are at distinct disadvantage against their Mexican counterparts in international play because of the league’s salary and roster restrictions. Tigres’ payroll is multiples of LAFC’s. And for as well as the third-year club played, that really, really matters in a match with as much riding on it as this one — one Tigres, Liga MX’s most successful team in the 2010s, was just as desperate to win, with the Monterrey-based club somehow having never worn the CONCACAF crown before.
  3.  This past weekend has been regarded by some as a pivotal point in the title race. Liverpool’s stunning win at Selhurst Park came just days after they put fellow contenders Tottenham to the sword at Anfield. Previously, Spurs had been undefeated since the opening day of the season, and topped the table for four consecutive matchweeks. Two losses in a week now puts them in sixth place.Meanwhile, Manchester City are deemed to be a shadow of their former selves, while Manchester United are still managed by a “Norwegian PE teacher” in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.With all that in mind, it’s little wonder that many believe Liverpool will inevitably start to pull away in the quest to keep the big trophy on Merseyside.Calling the race with only one third of the games played, however, is a fool’s errand. Not only do we stand on the precipice of the annual winter fixture pileup — a traditional stumbling block for all title-chasing teams — but we do so in an extraordinary year.
  5.  According to https://zenwriting.net/stampe77mcgowan/meijeonoliteocuceon-totosaiteureul-sogae-hae-deurineun-meogtwipolriseu-meogtwibunseog , Michael N’Cho, there are six clubs who want to sign Bissouma (Monaco and two La Liga clubs are also interested) who is valued at $46 million but Brighton. He arrived from Lille in 2018 for $20 million and has been pretty much a regular since then, and has a contract at Brighton until 2023.Per the report, Manchester United want a box-to-box midfielder to replace Paul Pogba (as he looks to be moving on), while Nemanja Matic is also coming towards the end of his career. https://telegra.ph/해외바카라사이트추천---먹튀검증된-사설토토사이트를-소개-해-드리는---다파벳프로모션-토토사이트소개-01-19 has wanted a holding midfielder for quite some time, but Liverpool are also said to be keen as they look like losing Georginio Wijnaldum on a free transfer next summer.Bissouma has a knack for scoring superb goals from long-range, but what is most impressive about his play is how often he wins the ball back and how composed he is when gets on the ball.
  7.  Andy Lonergan is expected to be handed the responsibility of being Stoke City’s last line of defence against Tottenham Hotspur’s formidable attack in his first competitive appearance in almost two years in Wednesday’s Carabao Cup quarter-final.Lonergan, 37, who collected a Premier League winners’ medal after spending last season as part of Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool squad, joined Stoke as a free agent at the start of this month as manager Michael O’Neill ran short of options following injuries to three senior goalkeepers, Adam Davies, Angus Gunn and Niki Maenpaa.
  8.  Two years later, amid a corruption scandal, Blatter announced his resignation from the FIFA presidency after 17 years in the role.The documents allege the project was “deliberately mismanaged”, and points to the decision to put 140 million Swiss francs (over £117million) into a building FIFA did not own, to lock FIFA into a rental agreement with the building’s owner – insurance firm Swiss Life – until at least 2045 costing it a further 360m Swiss francs (over £300m), and the failure to consider other any other suitable properties.