Recent seasons has seen the average number of goals in an MLS match creep up and up. Last season saw 3.19 goals scored per regular season game, up from 2.97 the season before that and 2.81 the season before that. In fact, not since the 2002 season had the average goals per regular season game ratio tipped the scales at three until last season. This season is currently charting at 3.1 goals per game. … [Read more...] about Is MLS blessed with brilliant attackers … or are its defenders just terrible?
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“Vice President Biden is making the case that this is no time to take a risk on someone new,” he said in Ankeny. “I would argue this is no time to take the risk of falling back on the familiar or relying on an old playbook that helped get us to this point.” … [Read more...] about Iowa gets ready to answer Democrats’ big questions
“You’ve got a chance to see these guys,” Bobby Smith said. “If that doesn’t register with the soccer community, then just fold up the tent and go home. Did a hundred people go to every NASL game after that? I don’t know. It was a pretty cool thing for this country to see the Brazil, Italy, England national teams. Why wouldn’t that have a positive effect?” … [Read more...] about When Pele and Bobby Moore took on the world’s best – for Team America
After Chaka Khan put her own spin on the National Anthem ahead of Sunday night's NBA All-Star Game, the 10-time Grammy Award winner took to social media to share a few photos from the festivities among backlash from some viewers at home who said her performance was filled with a few too many unique notes and key changes. If Khan was upset by the naysayers, she surely didn't show it. … [Read more...] about NBA All-Star 2020: See Chaka Khan Photos She Posted After National Anthem Backlash
The structure of that paragraph should explain why this year was an anomaly, though. Doncic, Morant and Williamson aren't going to be rookies and sophomores forever. The game is completely reliant on the quality of young players entering the NBA. The last two years happened to produce a historic crop of extremely entertaining superstars. If anything, what we saw on Friday serves as far more of a prelude for exciting Sundays moving forward than evidence of a rising profile for the Rising Stars Game. The game itself wasn't the star. The stars were. … [Read more...] about NBA Buy or Sell: The Elam Ending, a revamped Slam Dunk Contest and more from a wild All-Star Weekend