Follow @AndyEdMLS Sean Dyche is set to be appointed as the new manager at Everton, replacing Frank Lampard, as the Toffees prepare for a potential relegation battle for the second straight season. [ MORE: Report: Everton put up for sale by Farhad Moshiri, asking $615 million]An official announcement is expected from the club on Friday. The former Burnley boss has been out of work since the Clarets fired Dyche after nearly 10 years last April. Burnley were, of course, relegated from the Premier League anyway. Marcelo Bielsa was reportedly the first manager contacted by Everton owner Farhad Moshiri, who’s looking to sell the club now as well, but the former Leeds boss declined the opportunity to wade into a relegation battle with a club currently unable to further invest in the first-team squad, whether that be this January or in the summer. [ MORE: Premier League schedule | Midseason grades]After 20 of 38 games played this season, Everton (15 points) sit 19th in the Premier League table, ahead of last-place Southampton by five goals in the goal difference column.
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FA Cup – Southampton v Blackpool: Latest team news, score prediction, Is there a live stream? What time is kick-off? Southampton welcome Championship side Blackpool to the St Mary’s this Saturday, as the pair battle it out in the FA Cup. The Premier League side made it into the fourth round of the competition after beating fellow league side Crystal Palace 2-1 at Selhurst Park. The Saints head into this game on the back of two 1-0 defeats, one in the league against Aston Villa at the weekend and the other in the EFL Cup semi-final against Newcastle United.
Things have not gone according to plan for either club, as they are not where many expected them to be at this stage of the campaign. It has been a real struggle for these two sides, as they have been unable to add any kind of momentum to their game. Therefore, they welcome the opportunity to keep their minds away from league action and focus on cup football for the time being. As things stand, Southampton have 15 points from 20 games to be rooted to the bottom of the Premier League, while Blackpool are placed 23rd in the Championship with 26 points from 27 games. They both have already lost 13 games in their respective league and have a difficult task in climbing out of the relegation zone.
com/k1paQXlBfY — Arsenal (@Arsenal) January 27, 2023Follow @NicholasMendola The United States will host the 2024 Copa America, which will once again feature six guest nations as part of a new “strategic collaboration agreement” announced by CONMEBOL and CONCACAF on Friday. [ MORE: Report: Christian Pulisic wanted by AC Milan]Copa America last came to the U. S., in the summer of 2016 for Copa America Centenario, the 100-year celebration of the South American championship. Back in 2016, the USMNT and Mexico were not required to qualify for the tournament, but the CONCACAF giants will not be given an automatic bid to Copa America 2024. They will also be forced to qualify as one of six CONCACAF through the 2023-24 Nations League. Previously, the other four bids from CONCACAF were awarded via various regional tournaments and and qualifying playoffs.
With Chris Wood allowed to leave for Nottingham Forest last week, it seems like Newcastle are hoping Alexander Isak hits top form after his injury or they may dip into the transfer market for a new striker. Everyone expects Newcastle to advance from this semifinal and they will be looking to take a healthy lead back to St James’ Park for the second leg. Southampton team news, injuries, lineup optionsTheo Walcott is back, while Armel Bella-Kotchap is close to a return and Jan Bednarek has been recalled from his loan at Aston Villa to add experience to Saints’ center back ranks. Jones will rotate his squad heavily in the next few days amid these League Cup semifinals, an FA Cup fourth round tie against Blackpool sandwiched in-between and then a game away at Brentford.
McCarthy could look to start Josh Bowler, who has recently returned to Bloomfield Road on loan for the rest of the season. The Seasiders could also look to play Ian Poveda, who missed their recent game against Watford but did manage to make an impact in the previous round. Blackpool captain Marvin Ekpiteta came off with a hamstring injury in their last game against Watford and it is unknown as of yet if he’ll be ready for this encounter. While attacking duo Gary Madine and Jerry Yates will be pushing to start this game, with McCarthy weighing up what route to go down. 1 of 20Blackpool were founded in 1887Real FakeScore predictionThis is a tricky game to call, as Southampton have been on a dire run of form lately, and even though Blackpool haven’t fared much better, they have a new manager, which indicates there could be a new manager bounce.
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The USMNT has faced the likes of Brazil, Argentina, Colombia and other South American nations in friendlies over the years, but as things stand their only competitive fixtures come against CONCACAF competition — the Gold Cup and World Cup qualifying. The timing of the tournament is beneficial for all national teams involved as well, at the halfway point to the 2026 World Cup — also set to be hosted in the United States (and Mexico and Canada) — just as EURO 2024 is the halfway marker for European nations. The 2023 Gold Cup is still on the schedule for this summer, with the final to be played at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles. Only time will tell if the combined Copa America will become the new norm in the Americas, but given what we know about the profitability of international soccer, there will certainly be a “cross your fingers and hope all goes well” vibe in 2024.
The two Concacaf teams that will participate in the 2024 Summer Olympics (United States and Jamaica or Canada) will qualify directly for the 2024 Concacaf W Gold Cup. The remaining six Concacaf teams will be determined through the 2023 Road to Concacaf W Gold Cup. 2024 Copa America: What does it mean for USMNT? First things first, it means playing more high-level, competitive games between World Cups.
[ MORE: USMNT falls to Serbia in 2023 opener]The CONMEBOL-CONCACAF partnership also extends to the women’s game, where the Gold Cup is being revamped. 2024 CONCACAF W[omen’s] Gold Cup will include eight CONCACAF women’s national teams and four CONMEBOL guests For women’s national teams, CONCACAF has invited the top four CONMEBOL national teams to participate in the 2024 CONCACAF W Gold Cup. The inaugural edition of this 12-team tournament, which is a key part of CONCACAF’s new women’s national team ecosystem, will be played in the United States.
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