Black & Gold Bullets: October 2

World Cup debate, Arrieta and the USWNT grab Wednesday's headlines

Jairo Arrieta - Costa Rica

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Tomorrow, FIFA president Sepp Blatter and members of the FIFA executive committee will begin delegations on whether or not to move the 2022 World Cup in Qatar from the summer to the winter – a decision that could affect the Winter Olympics. The New York Times’ Sam Borden analyzes the issue at hand and explains why Blatter’s controversial past has and continues to shape the landscape of international soccer.   

TheCrew.com’s coverage of Hispanic Heritage Month rolls on this week with the third installment of the ¡Viva el Futbol! Series. Black & Gold forward Jairo Arrieta welcomes us into his home as he reflects on his Costa Rican roots and opens up on all things “Pura Vida.”

In its upcoming contest against Sporting Kansas City on Saturday, the Crew looks to extend its current win-streak to four games and make it five out of the last six overall. While the team has certainly played stellar of late in MLS play, Interim Head Coach Brian Bliss attributes much of his team’s on-field success to a change in practice regimen. Andrew King of MLSsoccer.com talked with Bliss Tuesday about exactly how that new emphasis on “game speed training” has translated into points in the standings.

Nearly two weeks ago, US Soccer announced that on October 30th, Columbus Crew Stadium would be the host site of one of the two upcoming tilts featuring the U.S. Women’s National Team and New Zealand. Ahead of the match, Head Coach Tom Sermanni announced his roster of 25 on Tuesday. To read the official release and find out who will be joining USWNT stars like Hope Solo, Abby Wambach and Alex Morgan in Columbus later this month, visit USsoccer.com