For those who were under some sort of a rock over the weekend, the USMNT took a 3-2 gut-punch defeat against Mexico Saturday, losing out on a spot in the 2017 Confederations Cup. Mexico scored early before a quick U.S. equalizer, and then Mexico scored early in extra time before the U.S. fought back again. Jurgen Klinsmann and his squad tried to hold out for penalties, but Paul Aguilar scored in the 118th minute to seal the deal for Mexico.
The result has American fans itching for something new. Big changes to the roster are needed, and the call for Klinsmann's firing is growing louder. He hasn't done much to find better results in important games over the last year, and his analysis of recent games has been either disingenuous or delusional. Considering what Klinsmann is owed for the remaining three years on his contract, it seems that he'll be around for the the foreseeable future.
But it's not just the U.S. senior men who disappoint. After bulldozing through its group, the U-23 squad fell to Honduras in the semifinal of the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament. The U.S. has to play Canada in the CONCACAF third-place, and the winner will advance to a playoff against Colombia with a spot at Rio 2016 on the line.
In the only MLS game over the weekend, Didier Drogba scored off a free kick in the 15th minute to give Montreal a four-point lead over Orlando City for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
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The Atlanta Falcons keep on winning. It took overtime, but a 25-19 victory over Washington at the Georgia Dome improved Atlanta to 5-0. It's the second-best start in franchise history, following the Falcons' 8-0 record in 2012. That team went 13-3 before and won the NFC South title.