Who to Watch in the 2020 Soccer Season
The men's 2020 FIFA Club World Cup will take place in December 2020 in Qatar. The women's 2020 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup will take place in India in November 2020. With much excitement in the air for the upcoming year in both men and women's soccer seasons, there are some great players to look out for, both old and new. Below are some top players and events to watch out for during the 2020 soccer season.
In the men's 2020 soccer season, there are newcomers like Romain Métanire, a top defensive player recently added to the Minnesota United. Some of the youngest up-and-comers include Tyler Adams from Germany, Nicolò Zaniolo from Italy, and Marcus Rashford from England. Among women, Olivia Moultrie is considered one of the best female American players who joined the pro team in 2019 at age 13. Other notable players also include Lea Schüller from Germany, Aitana Bonmatí from Spain, Georgia Stanway from England, Ellie Carpenter from Australia, and Khadija Shaw from Jamaica. It will be very exciting to watch these newer players find their place on the pitch.
More Attention on the Women's Teams
Women's soccer became an Olympic sport only very recently in 1996. The U.S. women's soccer team won gold three times in 2004, 2008, and 2012. The U.S. women's team won the FIFA Women's World Cup four times in 1991, 1999, 2015 and 2019. While Americans are notorious for ignoring soccer, the women's U.S. soccer team takes the top spot in the number of FIFA appearances. Ever since 2017, women's empowerment has been on a greater rise, and the 2019 FIFA championship for the women's soccer team only boosted that spirit. The U.S. team has won often since the '90s when the Women's World Cup was formed.
Best Male Players From Around the World
Soccer is one of the most popular sports around the world, and there are new players joining teams from all over the globe. For instance, Benoît Badiashile is considered an excellent central defender from France. Yunus Akgün is an excellent player from Turkey with quick feet. Josip Brekalo from Croatia is a high scorer, and Rhian Brewster is a top player from England.
Best Female Players from Around the World
Megan Rapinoe is considered the women's top female soccer player in the world as of 2019. Who will take her title in 2020? Young midfielder Samantha Kerr from Australia is regarded as a top player as is American midfielder Tobin Heath. Ellen White from England is a top forward player, and Julie Ertz is known for her midfield and defensive play.
The 2020 soccer season is filled with great players, young and old, ranging from teens all the way to 30-year-olds. The Summer Olympics in 2020 will have plenty of soccer games as will the men's 2020 FIFA World Cup in December and the women's 2020 FIFA World Cup in November. It's going to be an exciting year for soccer fans around the world!