Two sources went so far as to say they think U.S. Soccer created the position to show an angry fanbase it was doing something different when in fact they don't think the federation really wants to make wholesale changes despite missing the 2018 World Cup.
Paris-Saint-Germain (PSG) forward Neymar's father has moved to silence rumours that his son will leave the French club this summer.
Rumours have begun circulating regarding the future of Neymar, however, as the Brazilian is reportedly becoming increasingly unsettled in France. After injuring his metatarsal, Neymar missed out the return leg which PSG lost the second leg 2-1 and handed Los Blancos an easy stride in the elite European competition. The player is now suffering from a right knee injury, which had him miss CL latest match against Merengues, having PSG written off the most prestigious football competition around.
In a poll on Mundo Deportivo's website, Barcelona fans made their feelings clear with 69% of 5,000 voters saying they would not bring him back to Catalonia, compared to 31% of readers who would. "Let's not talk about hypothetical situations".
Neymar left La Liga giants Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain in a world-record transfer after the Ligue 1 powerhouse activated the Brazil star's €222million buyout clause in August previous year.
Neymar moved to PSG last summer for a world-record fee. The Brazil worldwide underwent surgery in his homeland and now faces race against time to get fit ahead of the World Cup in Russian Federation this summer.