It’s a three-day weekend! Am I the only one who’s mostly excited because it will give me more time to get chores done? Maybe I need a vacation. Until then, I’ve got plenty of soccer news and fun content for you to peruse.
Tigres, Chivas earn scoreless draw in Liga MX final first leg (ESPN)
Last night’s game was the first in a 2-game series that will decide the Liga MX champion. The second match takes place on Sunday.
Top-selling MLS jerseys: LAFC’s Carlos Vela leads in 2023 (MLS)
Mateusz Klich in spot #20!
You know I love a good Spirit goof-around video.
Off to strong start with Spirit, Ashley Sanchez has eyes on the World Cup (Washington Post)
Sanchez spoke to the Post about how her game’s changed this season and how she manages the pressure of being in contention for the World Cup roster.
Bürki, Gauld & O’Brien: 10 MLS players who deserve more hype (MLS)
Another spotlight on a D.C. United player. This time it’s Lewis O’Brien, getting some praise for his performance this far. Though I think the speculation that the Black-and-Red are likely to pay to keep him around may be a bit optimistic.
NWSL power rankings: Gotham FC climb the rankings, while Pride give us something to talk about (CBS Sports)
At least one ranking outlet has faith that the Spirit’s loss last week was just a blip. They remain at the top of CBS Sports’ power ranking this week.
OL Reign coach Harvey: Lavelle has had “setback” with knee injury (Pro Soccer Wire)
I don’t know that it’s panic time yet, but this is not the kind of news I like to hear with fewer than 60 days until the World Cup kicks off.
What I don’t like about that post is that there aren’t more photos of D.C. United players snuggling kittens.
We’ll close out, as always with your schedule for the weekend. Have a good one, everyone!
|D.C. United vs. Toronto FC||Sat., May 27 at 7:30 p.m. ET||BMO Field||Apple TV|
|Washington Spirit vs. NJ/NY Gotham FC||Sun., May 28 at 5 p.m. ET||Audi Field||Paramount+|
|Loudoun United FC vs. Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC||Sun., May 28 at 6 p.m. ET||Segra Field||ESPN+|
|Old Glory DC vs Seattle Seawolves||Sat., May 27 at 6 p.m.||Segra Field||FS2|