It may be one person’s opinion, but it’s from someone sitting on FIFA’s executive committee. Former German FA president Theo Zwanziger said Monday he thinks Qatar will ultimately be deemed unable to host the 2022 World Cup because of the climate. Those comments, of course, are contrary to FIFA’s stance that Qatar is not in jeopardy of losing the rights to host the tournament.
In Major League Soccer, it seems D.C. United has seen enough from its turnaround this year to hold on to what they see as a good thing. Coach Ben Olsen signed a multiyear contract extension, it was announced Monday, to stay with DCU, a position he’s had since 2010.
And Erick “Cubo” Torres may be stuck in the MLS purgatory that is Chivas USA, but at least El Tri is noticing his quality. Torres has been called in for a second time to represent Mexico for a pair of friendlies in October.
Here is a rundown of all the stories featured on SBI this Monday:
U.S. MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM
Who should the USMNT call up in October?
A closer look at FIFA 15 USMNT player ratings
Monday Kickoff: FIFA exec doubts Qatar will keep World Cup; EPL managers trade insults; and more
Monday Evening Ticker: Qatar official responds to critics; Debuchy out three months; and more
MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
MLS Ticker: Olsen handed new contract, Torres called up by Mexico again, and more
Crew Notes: Clark comes up big in win; Tchani dominates in midfield; and more
SBI MLS Player of the Week: Bradley Wright-Phillips
SBI MLS Rookie of the Week: Harrison Shipp
SBI MLS Team of the Week: Montreal Impact
NASL Week 12: A Look Back
Must-See Goal: Moritz Stoppelkamp
Sunday College Rewind: UVA and Notre Dame tie; Penn State downs Ohio State; and more