It’s Wednesday, folks. Happy (Loudoun) United Day? Let’s just dive on into the kicks, shall we?
U.S. Open Cup action last night: D.C. United lost to the New York Red Bulls a day after the Red Bulls sacked their head coach. I’d say it’s the new coach bump for them, but really, when you’re playing on a remote university pitch next to a parking garage, I think you just want to get the match over with and go home.
Power Rankings: Miami, San Jose & Vancouver skyrocket after Matchday 11 (MLS): Looking at these rankings, I just can’t make heads or tails of the top spots here; however, I do enjoy scrolling to the bottom and seeing the general consensus on Wooden Spoon form. With SKC’s win, LA Galaxy have entered the race for the spoon.
Why Loudoun United FC’s Panos Armenakas might be the best player you’ve never heard of (USL): Ryan got the beat yesterday, but Armenakas is definitely getting noticed now!
Open Cup Preview: Loudoun United vs. Columbus Crew (Loudoun United): D.C. United isn’t the only DMV team to play a match in the latest round of the US Open Cup. Loudoun United plays the Columbus Crew tonight.
I must say, that USL Championship Team of the Week had a familiar honorable mention…
NWSL Weekend Take-Off: Golazos abound as hard times continue in Chicago, Houston (Pro Soccer Wire): The Spirit dominated, yes, and reading about it feels great, but read on to see how the rest of the league faired.
Brian McBride: USA roster a “delicate situation” for U-20 World Cup (MLS): A friendly reminder that the FIFA U-20 World Cup is in 10 days.
That’s all for now. Get kicking in the comments!