Good afternoon everyone, and sorry for the late Freedom Kicks today. In the past 48 hours I have been from San Jose to DC to San Diego back to DC and am now in New Orleans for a family reunion. I need a Cajun coffee with extra Sazerac (I don’t even know if that’s a real thing, but I hope it is).
I was at this match last night, and this is what happens when you decide to play with fire twice in a row. Jesus Ferreira is on his way to a Golden Boot, and Matt Turner did his best to keep the USMNT in it…but in the end, they couldn’t get the magic on penalties again, and Panama books a deserving trip to the Gold Cup Final. They will meet Mexico, who beat Jamaica 3-0 last night.
The All-Star Game is next week, and Metro has apparently released some special event Metro cards to mark the occasion:
The Women’s World Cup starts next week, and despite tickets costing as low as $14, FIFA is upset at ticket sales for the matches in New Zealand. So, they’re offering up to 20,000 free tickets to hopefully encourage people to fill up the stadiums.
Al Nassr is already getting registration bans. This one is because they owe Leicester City €460,000 plus interest because they failed to pay for a transfer back in 2018. They can’t register new players until that debt is paid.
Finally, the Annapolis Blues are in the NPSL Mid-Atlantic Conference championship game this weekend, and they’re hosting it at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Best of luck to the Blues as they go for a title in their first season.
Alright, back to catch up on work. Discuss everything in the comments!