Beckham says Neville hired as coach on merit, not friendship
David Beckham bristled when asked whether Phil Nevilles was hired as Inter Miami coach because theyre buddies. Its nothing to do with him being my friend, Beckham said Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, FIler)David Beckham bristled when asked whether Phil Neville’s was hired as Inter Miami coach because they’re buddies. He recalled spending eight weeks observing Bruce Arena coach Beckham and the Galaxy. Phil Neville was too nervous to answer questions in Spanish on Friday but plans to starting after this season’s opener.
I dont think its appropriate to play the US national anthem at professional sporting events, says Bruce Arena
Former US national men's soccer team coach Bruce Arena has questioned whether the "The Star-Spangled Banner" -- the American national anthem -- should be played at professional sporting events in the States. "We don't use the national anthem in movie theaters and on Broadway, other events in the United States and I don't think it's appropriate to have a national anthem before a baseball game, an MLS game." And I think playing the national anthem is clearly appropriate at those levels. "However, I question why we're playing national anthems at professional sporting events in our country." KneelingColin Kaepernick's decision to kneel during the national anthem is not the first time there has been controversy surrounding the anthem at sporting events.