It’s been a short and kind-of-weird week, and now the weekend is almost here! I will be spending most of it deciding whether the haircut I got on Thursday evening is bad enough for me to get it re-done on Sunday.
D.C. United’s Lewis O’Brien probably returning to England (Washington Post)
Disappointing news, if not entirely unexpected.
Washington Spirit midfielder Paige Metayer named NWSL Rookie of the Month (Washington Spirit)
Went undrafted, has started almost every game for the Spirit, and is now Rookie of the Month. Prepare yourselves for my “Paige Metayer: Rookie of the YEAR” campaign in a couple months.
D.C. United players earned some honors as well:
Rosters for 2023 MLS All-Stars Skills Challenge (MLS)
Includes TWO Black-and-Red players: Christian Beneteke and Tyler Milller. Folarin Balogun, among others, will appear for Arsenal.
Washington Spirit sign French defender Annaïg Butel (The DP)
The Spirit have now signed two players from Paris FC this transfer window. Hopefully this will help them turn around their current two-game losing streak.
FIFA head of refereeing explains what it takes to officiate the World Cup (The Athletic)
I thought this was a pretty interesting feature on how refs prepare for the World Cup.
Finally, here’s your local teams schedule for the weekend:
|D.C. United vs. Inter Miami||Sat., July 8 at 7:30 p.m. ET||Audi Field||Apple TV|
|Loudoun United FC vs. Louisville City FC||Sat., July 8 at 8 p.m. ET||Lynn Family Stadium||ESPN+|
|Washington Spirit vs. San Diego Wave FC||Sat., July 8 at 10 p.m. ET||Snapdragon Stadium||Paramount+, NBC Sports Washington|
And a reminder that you can watch some of your Washington Spirits in the USWNT send-off match this Sunday: