The soccer news starts with another USMNT player is on the move. Eric Lichaj signed with Hull City after five seasons with Nottingham Forest. Lichaj made 173 appearances with Forest, scoring four goals, and serving as captain. He started his career with Aston Villa in 2007. Lichaj's move is somewhat of a surprise given his standing at Nottingham Forest.
Lichaj will be the second USMNT player for Hull City. Jozy Altidore spent the 2009-10 season on loan to the then Premier League club from Villarreal. Hull City finished in 18th-place in the 2017-18 Championship, four points behind 17th-place Nottingham Forest. Lichaj signed a two season deal with an option for a third season.
"I’m excited about playing here and I’m looking forward to getting started with pre-season next week," Lichaj said. "It’s a fresh start for me and I want to repay Hull City for the faith that they have shown in me by bringing me here. I’ll be working my hardest, as I always do, every day in training and on matchdays."
Also in the soccer news, the MLS World Cup break is over with the schedule returning to normal this weekend. That means eight games on Saturday and two on Sunday, with MLSsoccer.com's Dylan Butler explaining the visa issue for why NYCFC is waiting for the arrival of new coach Domenec Torrent. NYCFC plays Toronto on Sunday. Orlando City is still considering options after parting ways with Jason Kreis. They host Montreal on Saturday.
FC Yahoo's Doug McIntyre talks to USMNT and Werder Bremen player Aron Johannsson about picking the United States over Iceland. SI.com's Jonathan Wilson explains the strengths of Croatia after their win over Argentina. ESPN's Sam Borden highlights Lionel Messi's play in the loss to Croatia. Goal's Josh Challies has Germany's Miroslav Klose predicting better things for the defending champions against Sweden.
Lots of ballers in #ShowdownNY this year, @GiuseppeRossi22 nasty as usual, young guns @WMckennie & @TimWeah brought their A game, but move of the night came from one of the best to wear the #USMNT kit, my old teammate John O’Brien. 🔥 pic.twitter.com/ZWv0AZDYMC— Kyle Martino (@kylemartino) June 21, 2018
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