Concacaf

Several excellent rebrand options for “toxic” CONCACAF

Three of CONCACAF’s last four presidents currently face criminal charges from the U.S. Department of Justice (the fourth was merely banned from all football activities for trying to overstep his authority), so the North and Central American governing body’s new president, Victor Montagliani, thinks it’s time to sweep all of their dirt back under the …

U.S. concede two embarrassing goals in historic loss to Guatemala

https://www.youtube.com/embed/rJZacGdzNiA Guatemala beat the U.S. 2–0 in a World Cup qualifier Friday night, which is the first time that has ever happened. Both goals were scored within the first 15 minutes of the game and both were rather shameful for the U.S. Exhibit A is above, and, if you have a strong stomach, exhibit B …

Turkey Know Drama

Last week’s top soccer moments By Dan Stelly | Photo via Eurosport Turkey needed to beat Iceland AND hope that Kazakhstan took care of business against Latvia in order to automatically qualify for Euro 2016. First, Selçuk İnan struck a gorgeous free kick in the game’s dying moments to hand Turkey a 1–0 victory. Then, Kazakhstan …

The Night CONCACAF’S Lights Went Out in Georgia

One Wild Wednesday Night Gave Us the Full Spectrum of CONCACAF’s Offerings. By Sam Patterson [T]his was the Biblically-inspired lede a Jamaican newspaper employed while previewing the Reggae Boyz Gold Cup semifinal against the United States: “David, the future king of Israel, used a simple contraption of a sling to bring down a notorious Philistine …