Former United States star Landon Donovan says that the national team should consider sacking manager Jurgen Klinsmann if they do not qualify for the World Cup 2018. The USA suffered a shock 2-0 loss against Guatemala a few days ago.
This result coupled with Trinidad and Tobago getting a win from their match means that US are now second favourites to qualify from the group as winners. They have been pushed down to the second spot by Trinidad and Tobago. This position could only get worse if the national team fails to win the reverse game against Guatemala on March 30.
The Major League Soccer has recently witnessed a huge increase on wages especially due to the signing of several top Premier League players, although at the latter end of their careers.
The likes of Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba have moved to the MLS to join various clubs like LA Galaxy and New York City FC. Even though these players have been signed as the designated players for the clubs, the inflow in huge numbers has added to the wage bill rising tremendously compared to a few years ago.
Remi Garde is keen for new signings, but, he reckons because of Aston Villa’s position in the Premier League standings at the moment, it’s difficult to convince the players.
According to Garde, money is not the only thing which matters for the players. The project matters too. They see what they are going to play for at a particular club.
The Frenchman was quoted as saying, “Of course, I want to make signings, but, you can’t lure the players unless you have got a good project. The project is more important to the players than the money.”
Former Los Angeles Galaxy star Landon Donovan claims that the two major designated players of 2015 – Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard – may have misjudged the difficulty of the MLS.
Melbourne Victory won 4th game in a row in the Australian top flight as they got the better of Adelaide United FC at Etihad yesterday to move to the first position in the standings.