Happy Thursday, everyone. I’m in Kansas City where it’s overcast, and heading back to DC today where hopefully it’s nicer weather. Here’s a bit of yesterday’s news:
The Washington Spirit held on to beat the Orlando Pride 4-2 in 2023 NWSL Challenge Cup play. This match was full of bangers, so you gotta check out the highlights!
On the outskirts of town, Loudoun United hosted the Columbus Crew in U.S. Open Cup action. It was a cruel affair for Loudoun, falling 5-1 to Columbus in the Round of 32.
Goooooch! The Olney native and USMNT legend will now move to U.S. Soccer headquarters to serve under new sporting director Matt Crocker as the federation’s VP of Sporting.
NYCFC revealed the first full renderings of their new stadium which is slated to open in 2027. We all know renderings don’t mean a thing until they’re actually built into reality, but these do look nice.
Former D.C. United Homegrown Kevin Paredes makes the roster as a forward, while Moses Nyeman will travel with the team to Argentina as an alternate.
Taty Castellanos is looking to stay in Europe after he’s been super successful with his loan to Girona. He had 4 goals in one match against Real Madrid, and he’s beloved at the club, so I don’t see any scenario short of NYCFC being stingy that he returns to Yankee Stadium this summer.
Montreal and Toronto FC play again this weekend in Montreal after a Canadian Championship match on Tuesday that ended with some fights in the stands and between capos and players. Montreal is not allowing TFC supporters to make the trip to Stade Saputo for the match.
FC Barcelona’s women had their 62-game winning streak abruptly end with a draw against Sevilla. Barca still leads Liga F with 82 points and a +106 goal differential (that’s not a typo).
Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool lead EPL sides in their sustainability rankings, while Nottingham Forest has a ton of work to do to get more green. They’re just trying to have the opportunity to do better next season and not have to be a part of the Championship’s sustainability rankings.
That’s it for today. Hope to see y’all at Audi Field on Saturday!