In his debut season for a club that also was playing its first MLS campaign, Cyle Larin impressed enough to be named Rookie of the Year. The Orlando City forward, who was the No. 1 pick in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft, set a rookie record with 17 goals, breaking Damian Ralph's mark of 11 in 2003. Larin made started 24 games in 27 appearances this year, and his goal tally was fifth among all MLS players.
Suspended FIFA president Sepp Blatter in hospital suffering from stress [ESPNFC]
This is what happens, Sepp, when you live a life of deceit. Eventually it all catches up to you and the walls start closing in.
Klinsmann buries hatchet with Johnson after recent USMNT incident [SBI]
Klinsmann apparently believes a manager has to throw players under the bus to get the most out of them.
"I think the next time, it won't happen anymore," said Klinsmann. "Sometimes you have to say things publicly to get everybody kind of on board, everybody understands it, knows how to deal with it. But then the door is always open, and you discuss it. I talked to him, and he will talk to his teammates about it, how he felt about it, and then we move on. He's one of our most talented players that we have."
What's happening in The A?
The Hawks will try to return to their winning ways when the Pelicans visit Philips Arena Wednesday night. It would behoove Atlanta to keep Anthony Davis from scoring 40-plus this time.
Folks at The Falcoholic think Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan needs to make some changes, or he could be looking at an uncertain future with the team.
Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons is the best at what he does, but for some reason he didn't win the Gold Glove this year.