The U.S. women face Chile coming off a 13-0 win over Thailand, and coach Jill Ellis hopes for another dominant performance from her deep squad, knowing that momentum might be the team's biggest ally as it anticipates a possible collision course with France in the quarterfinals.
The U.S. women's national team's 13-0 rout of Thailand was immediately followed by questions and presumptions of sportsmanship and sexism. But were U.S. players in the wrong to celebrate so hard as the match reached historic proportions?
MLS has changed more in the past three years than it did in the previous 10 years before that, which makes SI.com’s annual MLS Ambition Rankings more relevant than ever, a measuring stick of who’s keeping pace in the arms race and who’s not.
Half a century ago, Honduras and El Salvador battled over mass migration while their national teams fought to qualify for the 1970 World Cup. The confusion regarding how much–if at all–one actually had to do with the other has stood the test of time.