With the World Cup on the horizon, friendlies take on a larger significance than usual as teams refine and tune up on the road to Russia. Here are the most intriguing ones to watch during the March window.
As the U.S men's national team continues to rebuild its identity, Dave Sarachan's roster features a young, untested squad for its friendly against Paraguay on March 27 in North Carolina. There will be no Christian Pulisic, however, as the interim manager will use this fixture to explore the depth of USA's player pool.
Lizandro Claros Saravia was just keeping ICE apprised of his college soccer scholarship. Days later, he and his brother were deported to El Salvador and have continued picking up the pieces of their lives in Nicaragua.
Until its unlikely run last season, scrappy Chapecoense was an afterthought in Brazilian soccer. But what should have been its magical moment turned into a national tragedy, and now the survivors are struggling to carry on.
Two crosstown rivals. One title. The most dramatic conclusion to a Premier League season ever. On the fifth anniversary of Manchester City’s heart-stopping triumph, key figures recall an unforgettable coronation.
MLS will kick off its 23rd season on March 3, and while legends like Kaká and Andrea Pirlo are no longer in the league and some young stars like Jack Harrison and Cyle Larin have left for Europe, a new class of talent has entered the league. Here are some of the biggest stars set for their league debuts in 2018.