Nuri Şahin’s play for Borussia Dortmund this season has been particularly surprising given his high-profile flops at Real Madrid and Liverpool. This begs the question whether Shinji Kagawa needs to go “home” to BVB to rediscover his form.
Monaco have gone to the top of Ligue Un with a surprising win in Marseille. The scuttlebutt at the beginning of the season was that Claudio Ranieri would be sacked relatively early in the season if things did not go well, but instead his side is already showing signs of pushing for the title. The loss drops Marseille a point back of Monaco heading into the international break.
Congratulations to the Portland Thorns who had goals from Tobin Heath and Christine Sinclair to help them win the inaugural NWSL Championship.
My local club the Fort Lauderdale Strikers are on a three game winning streak in the NASL taking them to within a point of the top of the table. In five matches this Fall Season, the Strikers already have more points (nine) than they did the entire Spring Season (eight).