Presented for your approval: People going bananas as John Anthony Brooks and ‘San’ Zusi save America.
How about inside the stadium?
Kansas City reacts to the game-winner:
Houston makes beverages rain after Brooks scores:
Buffalo, NY, post-winner:
Celebrating the win in Baltimore, Maryland:
This one’s from Clint Dempsey’s early tally, viewed at Good People Brewing Company in Birmingham, Alabama:
Cleveland watches Brooks score:
Five Premier League sides face FA Cup third-round replays this week, with three of them in action on Tuesday.
Most in-focus will be Sunderland’s visit to Burnley. Usually a match like this would be considered an unnecessary obstacle, but the Black Cats need to find some semblance of form.
David Moyes‘ group could nab a win, just their second in 10 outings, maybe they could drag those good vibes into the Hawthorns for a weekend PL match against West Brom.
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Burnley has surged into the top half of the Premier League table, 10 points above the drop, and can consider the idea of a Cup run.
The other PL match sees
Sam Allardyce and Crystal Palace hosting Bolton.
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Full FA Cup third-round replay schedule
Burnley vs. Sunderland — 2:45 p.m. ET
AFC Wimbledon vs. Sutton United — 2:45 p.m. ET
Barnsley vs. Blackpool — 2:45 p.m. ET
Fleetwood Town vs. Bristol City — 2:45 p.m. ET
Crystal Palace vs. Bolton — 3 p.m. ET
Lincoln City vs. Ipswich Town — 3:05 p.m. ET
Chelsea’s 7-point lead atop the Premier League table still feels relatively safe, even if Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United continue their table-surging form.
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That makes a set of Power Rankings, designed to combine table situation with form, even tighter, and Spurs have really made life difficult for our rankers.
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The bottom of the table is even closer, with four teams within a single point of the final spot of safety in the Premier League.
Here are this week’s rankings.
Sunderland: “Hello darkness, my old friend.
I’ve come to talk with you again.”
Crystal Palace: Big Sam Allardyce has famously “never been relegated”, but at this point it looks like he may go down with a better squad than he’s had at a lot of other stops. We’ll see.
Reinforcements are coming, but the back line is still wobbly. Swansea City:
Tigers looking a lot better under Marco Silva, even in a 2-0 EFL Cup semi loss to Manchester United. Hull City:
The Hornets have not won a league game since Dec. 10, its only PL win since mid-November. Watford:
Middlesbrough: Aitor Karanka‘s side looks like a group that can beat the drop, but Boro needs to turn a draw into a win at some point soon.
Southampton: Claude Puel‘s unit is struggling, losers of four-straight in Premier League play. Saints are, however, a result away from the EFL Cup final.
Leicester City: The Foxes’ 3-0 loss to Chelsea feels worse than it is, as Leicester has looked better in recent weeks.
Bournemouth: The 3-0 lead against Arsenal turned into a draw, and the Cherries backed it up with a 3-1 loss to Hull City. Down they go.
West Ham United: The Dimitri Payet saga keeps the Irons from rising even higher in the Power Rankings. Michail Antonio is fantastic.
The Potters haven’t made the leap to a top-end club, but continue to win most games they should. Stoke City:
West Bromwich Albion: No shame in getting crushed by red-hot Spurs, though it may serve as a reality check for Tony Pulis and Co.
Three wins in four, with the outlier being a close loss to Man City. Enjoy the high life, Clarets! Burnley:
Manchester City: The mighty have indeed fallen, and how bad might it look after another match against Spurs?
Everton: That win over Man City is going to linger for a while, and don’t forget the Toffees took care of Arsenal not too long ago. Six with a bullet?
Arsenal: It remains hard to get a read on the Gunners, who are still aching for a statement win since back-to-back losses against Man City and Everton.
Liverpool: The EFL Cup setback doesn’t push them in our rankings, but the Reds were second-best — not by a ton — to United on Sunday. That’s enough for a flip-flop.
Manchester United: The better team in the draw against Liverpool, and remain unbeaten since a December loss to Spurs.
Tottenham Hotspur: Took everything in our power not to boost them, but a 7-point gap is a lot. Beat Man City this week and we’ll revisit the issue.
Chelsea: Costa situation is a problem, but you wouldn’t know it from the steadied ship that ushered hosts Leicester to a 3-0 defeat.
HAO is going abroad.
United States women’s national team star Heather O’Reilly is reportedly off to Arsenal, where she’ll join fellow U.S. stars Alex Morgan and Crystal Dunn as new European stars.
Morgan made her debut with Lyon this week, notching a pair of assists, while Dunn joined Chelsea.
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O’Reilly, 32, could return to FC Kansas City after the FAWSL Spring Season. Arsenal holds English internationals Alex Scott and Kelly Smith, as well as former WNY Flash assistant coach
Pedro Martinez Losa in the manager’s chair.
BERLIN (AP) Arjen Robben has extended his contract with Bayern Munich for another year.
Bayern says the Netherlands winger’s contract will run until the end of June 2018.
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Robben has been with the club for almost eight years, joining from Real Madrid in 2009.
He has scored 82 goals in 152 Bundesliga matches, 14 goals in 23 German Cup games and 21 goals in 53 Champions League matches, including the winning goal against Borussia Dortmund in the 2013 Champions League final.