Happy Friday! Let’s chat about soccer!
DC Academy players Ignacio Alem and Graham Jones and Director Pat Ouckama have been named to the MLS Next All-Star game, to be played on July 19 at 10 a.m. in Annapolis, MD.
USMNT announce September friendlies against Uzbekistan, Oman (SSFC)
These Sep. 9 and 12 matches in St. Louis, MO, and St. Paul MN, will be the first after the return of Gregg Berhalter.
If you’re interested in seeing some international football a little closer to home:
Finally, in case you missed it, the entire U.S. women’s soccer community is obsessed with anti-cramping drink HOTSHOT right now, after NWSL rookies Michelle Cooper and Alyssa Thompson were spectacularly disgusted by it on the field last weekend. If your favorite soccer journalists are shooting it on air, now you know why.
Sounds like it is very acidic and spicy, but the taste doesn’t sound that bad? I could be convinced to try it. Although the way it’s supposed to work is truly insane.
That’s all I have for now. Enjoy your pre-holiday (but sadly for me not-long) weekend, and may your skies be free of smoke!
|Loudoun United FC vs. Charleston Battery||Fri., June 30 at 7:30 p.m. ET||Patriots Point||ESPN+|
|Washington Spirit vs. Orlando Pride||Sat., July 1 at 7 p.m. ET||Audi Field||Paramount+|
|DC United vs. Nashville SC||Sat., July 1 at 8:30 p.m. ET||GEODIS Park||Apple TV|
|Old Glory DC vs. NE Free Jacks||Sat., July 1 at 5:30 p.m. ET||Veterans Memorial Stadium||FS1|