Happy Thursday, everyone. It should be a wonderful weekend for the unofficial begin to the summer season, so before you start looking ahead to leaving work early, here’s some of the news from yesterday.
The Columbus Crew and Charlotte FC both became the latest Cupset victims in the 2023 U.S. Open Cup, with the Crew losing on the road to the Pittsburgh Riverhounds and the Birmingham Legion ending Charlotte FC’s run. The 2023 U.S. Open Cup quarterfinals are set: Chicago Fire vs. Houston Dynamo, FC Cincinnati vs. Pittsburgh Riverhounds, Birmingham Legion vs. Inter Miami, and Real Salt Lake vs. LA Galaxy.
The Sports Business Journal Awards were last night, and Y. Michele Kang took home the award for Deal of the Year for her purchase of the Washington Spirit. We will see if her purchase of Olympique Lyonnais’ women’s team will give her a repeat next year.
Montreal advance to the 2023 Canadian Championship final by beating Forge FC, while they will face the Vancouver Whitecaps after they took care of Pacific FC.
Sounds like the players at PSV wanted Ruud van Nistelrooy gone, so the coach resigned yesterday. PSV won the Dutch Cup and will likely play in Champions League next season, but will be with a new coach in charge.
I’ma put it plainly: Tebas has been a bum for many years, and he will forever be a bum. He needs to have been gone. Meanwhile, shouts to Real Madrid’s men’s and women’s teams both wearing Vini Jr. jerseys in support of the player.
Matt Crocker says that he doesn’t expect to name a coach until after the Gold Cup is done this summer, but that he has spoken with some candidates. Contrary to what the internet tried to say last week, no coaching signing is close, imminent or even in the home stretch.
Finally, looks like D.C. United has a new social media manager. Welcome Tamsyn and make her feel at home!
Stay safe this weekend, and remember to take a moment to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.