MLS Power Rankings, NYCFC’s Tinnerholm tears his Achilles and more in today’s links
Minnesota’s Allianz Field to host 2022 MLS All-Star Game
The 19,600-seat venue opened its doors in 2019, and in addition to being the home of MLS side Minnesota United FC, has hosted several international events, including a pair of CONCACAF Gold Cup group stage matches in 2019 and an international friendly for the U.S. women’s national team later that year.
Wolfsburg reportedly eyeing a transfer for Ricardo Pepi
The forward has emerged as a goal scorer for club and country. While FC Dallas is struggling, he’s been a bright spot and has 13 goals and two assists in MLS in just over 1,900 minutes.
27 Takeaways: One observation on every MLS team after Week 29
We know that New England have locked in the East’s No. 1 seed, but the MLS Cup Playoffs plot continues to thicken beyond that.
Power Rankings: Portland Timbers keep soaring after Weeks 28 & 29
The Union climb to sixth in this week’s MLS Power Rankings.
NYCFC defender Anton Tinnerholm suffers ruptured Achilles tendon
Tinnerholm, one of the top right backs in MLS, chested down a ball before collapsing to the ground in significant pain without contact. The 30-year-old didn’t put any weight on his right foot as he was assisted off the field just past the half-hour mark.
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NWSL’s Paul Riley controversy points to a bigger problem in which league repeatedly fails its players
Four different coaches, all men, have been fired in just the past four months for off-field reasons, including alleged sexual misconduct, verbal abuse, toxic work environments and racist remarks. Even worse, in almost every case, the coach’s problematic behavior had been known before his hiring — there were patterns, not one-offs — but those teams hired them anyway.