By FRANCO PANIZO
Well, at least one American national team won its friendly this weekend.
The U.S. women's national team won its final tune-up before the start of the World Cup, topping Mexico, 1-0, at Red Bull Arena on Sunday. Lauren Cheney scored a splendid goal from distance in second-half stoppage time to give the Americans the win. Abby Wambach assisted on the goal.
The U.S. team will head to Austria for its pre-World Cup training before opening the World Cup against North Korea on June 28 in Germany.
Video of Cheney's goal and a few other stories from around the soccer world are after the jump:
Ancelotti to take a year off
Carlo Ancelotti has been linked with several jobs throughout Europe, but it looks like he won't be taking any of them. Not for a year, at least. Having been fired by Chelsea in May, Ancelotti is planning to take a year off from coaching.
Ancelotti said he is in rush to return to coaching, and despite being linked to several clubs, none have contacted him. Ancelotti had been linked with Aston Villa, Queens Park Rangers and Roma.
Gallas quits France
William Gallas has decided to quit playing for France's national team after being overlooked for the team's latest matches. Despite making the decision on his own will, Gallas is concerned about what his reputation with Les Bleus will be, having been one of the players who infamously went on strike during last summer's World Cup.
Klose to leave Bayern Munich
Miroslav Klose is going to leave Bayern Munich this summer after four years with the club. The 32-year-old striker, who fell behind Mario Gomez on the depth chart for Bayern's usual one-forward formation, scored just once in 20 appearances this season.
What'd you think of Cheney's goal? What do you make of Ancelotti taking a year off from coaching? Wondering what the next dramatic chapter in the French national team story will be? Where do you see being a good fit for Klose?
Share your thoughts below.