The soccer news starts with the official announcement that Jay Heaps is no longer the coach of the New England Revolution. Goal.com's Ives Galarcep had the story last night, the capper on a ridiculous week for the Revs.
For anybody paying attention past the score line in that 7-0 loss at Atlanta and the 3-1 loss at Kansas City, red cards were a problem. There's a solid argument that the cards were the problem, making it highly unlikely that New England would stage gutsy shorthanded displays. That moves the needle a bit for management. Are likely losses the same as lopsided losses?
New England called time on Heaps regardless. It's another MLS "parting of the ways". His assistant Tom Soehn takes the head coaching job on an interim basis for the rest of the season. Soehn's squad is six points out of the final playoff spot, but MLS's insistence on an unbalanced schedule will likely make that more difficult.
Also in the soccer news, the US Soccer Federation announced an extension for U-20 coach and youth technical director Tab Ramos. "I am pleased with the historic results we have achieved on the field over the last few years as we continue pushing to set higher standards," Ramos said. "We have provided great experiences to players who are now beginning to make room for themselves on the Senior National Team."
The Dallas Morning News' Jon Arnold highlights the goals against issue for Dallas. MLSsoccer.com's Jeff Rueter interviews new Minnesota United CEO Chris Wright. Pro Soccer Talk's Nicholas Mendola looks at what Christian Pulisic accomplished by his 19th birthday. Howler's Noah Davis profiles US Soccer president Sunil Gulati.
UEFA.com's Philip Rober on Bayern Munich in the group stage of the Champions League without goalkeeper Manuel Neuer. The Mirror's David McDonnell on the importance of goalkeeper David De Gea for Manchester United. FourFourTwo's Alec Fenn on the financial issues some players face.
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