Finally Friday! For a short week, this sure was a long one.
Inter Miami fire coach Phil Neville with team bottom of Eastern Conference (ESPN)
Would’ve preferred if they’d waited until after the weekend.
NWSL’s new expansion franchise to be named Bay Football Club, unveils badge and branding (The Athletic)
The NWSL Bay Area expansion team finally has a name: Bay FC. You may recognize the colors as being strikingly similar to the previous colors of the Washington Spirit and current colors of North Carolina Courage and OL Reign. NWSL teams really need to move past red-white-and-blue, is what I’m saying. The name is similarly boring, but I find the baseball-style crest kind of interesting.
USMNT Nations League training camp roster revealed (Stars and Stripes FC)
Brand new interim coach BJ Callaghan named a 24-player roster for a training camp beginning on June 4. The final, 23-player roster for the Nations League finals needs to be reported to Concacaf the following day, so I assume one of the goalkeepers is just there for some experience, but who knows?
MLS Season Pass price drops for midseason, Apple says service uptake beat its own expectations (9to5Mac)
I think pro-rating the price for a season-long package is very fair! Base price is now $49.
Angel City FC signs Amandine Henry (The Equalizer)
Angel City keeps making splashy signings! Henry is a legend for the French National Team and has played for Lyon since 2007. So much for that Lyon-to-Washington pipeline we were hoping for from Y. Michele Kang’s purchase.
Mourinho waits in parking lot to tell referee he’s a “f—–g disgrace” (Pro Soccer Wire)
Sir! We’ve talked about this! Leave those refs alone. Especially when there is literally no possible benefit to yelling at them, like after your team has already lost.
Finally, because I don’t think we’ve posted it yet, I’ll share this video of Spirit player Anna Heilferty in drag to promote Washington’s upcoming Pride Night game. A halftime drag show is very fun, but I’ve also been so impressed with how the team is keeping Heilferty involved while she’s out with a season-ending injury.
Here are the games for the weekend. I think The Gold Mine is a fun name for a stadium.
|D.C. United vs. Inter Miami||Sat., June 3 at 7:30 p.m. ET||DRV PNK Stadium||Apple TV|
|Washington Spirit vs. Racing Louisville FC||Sat., June 3 at 8 p.m. ET||Audi Field||Paramount+|
|Loudoun United FC vs. Monterey Bay FC||Sat., June 3 at 10 p.m. ET||Cardinale Stadium||ESPN+|
|Old Glory DC vs. NOLA Gold||Sat., June 3 at 6 p.m. ET||The Gold Mine||TRN, MASN|
Have a good weekend, everyone!