Former US U-20 and DC United manager Thomas Rongen recently made headlines for taking on the seemingly impossible task of managing American Samoa.
The Pacific minnows have amassed a hapless record even by the standards of small Pacific nations. American Samoa achieved infamy in April 2001 when they lost to Australia by the eye-opening scoreline of 31-0, the worst defeat in FIFA history.
US national team manager Jurgen Klinsmann has griped that the MLS season is too short, hampering the development of domestic players and allowing potential national team candidates to fall out of form and fitness over the off-season.
In order to rectify this issue, Klinsmann has been proactive as a matchmaker between up-and-coming MLS talent and European clubs. The German legend has used his connections in Europe to set up training stints for a group of Americans in MLS, most of whom are young players eligible for the U23 team.
Josh Gatt could be in the Champions League next year
Molde FK is tantalizing close to its first ever Eliteserien title.
The Norwegians have been the bridesmaid seven times over its history, but have never been the bride. Now, Ole Gunnar Solskjær's men hold a nearly insurmountable lead with three matches remaining on the schedule.