Photo by Rico Brouwer/Soccrates/Getty Images The knockout stage begins on Saturday. And then, there were 16. After 32 teams entered the World Cup, half of them have been eliminated as the knockout stages begin on Saturday. This time, there’s no margin for error: a loss spells the end of the line. Things start out with Group B’s runner up (the United States) and Group A … [Read more...] about WC Daily Preview: USA/NED, ARG/AUS open Round of 16
Photo by Richard Sellers/Getty Images The final groups G and H battle to fill out the final teams that will advance to the knockout rounds of the 2022 World Cup. The final day of the group stage of the 2022 World Cup is suddenly upon us as we move into December (let us never do this winter World Cup ever again). But enough of my fussing, let’s look at the … [Read more...] about World Cup 2022 Daily Preview: Finalizing the knockout rounds
Photo by Steve Limentani/ISI Photos/Getty Images The experienced winger joins the Five Stripes in the first big player acquisition of the offseason. Do you feel that? Take a deep breath. That’s two, count ‘em, two weeks of wonderful news for Atlanta United fans in the midst of the World Cup. The Five Stripes announced today they’ve signed former Columbus Crew and New … [Read more...] about Atlanta United sign free agent Derrick Etienne, Jr.
Photo by Patrick Smith - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Martino is now a free agent. Should Atlanta United be interested in his services? Atlanta United’s beloved former head coach Gerardo “Tata” Martino is no longer in a job after his Mexican side failed to advance from the group stage in the 2022 World Cup. Martino told the media in his post-match press conference … [Read more...] about Former Atlanta United manager Tata Martino out as Mexico head coach after World Cup failure
Photo by RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP via Getty Images Can another set of underdogs continue a common theme in this World Cup? Poor Mexico, they almost squeaked through. Group C of this World Cup was about as chaotic as we predicted, and slowly but surely the Round of 16 bracket is filling. Next up on December 1st are Groups E and F, both of which have already seen their fair … [Read more...] about World Cup 2022 Preview: Can Costa Rica and Japan Squeak Through Past Classic World Cup Heavyweights?