Welcome to Thursday, y’all. By the time you read this, I will be asleep to prepare for my flight from Auckland to Melbourne for the Women’s World Cup Round of 16. We say goodbye to New Zealand for now, with the hopes that the USWNT will return. Until my flight, here’s the news:
Lionel Messi does it again, scoring another brace to lead Inter Miami over Orlando City in the Leagues Cup.
Tom Brady has bought a minority stake in Birmingham City, becoming the latest celebrity to buy into an British club.
Gigi Buffon has finally retired from soccer, capping an incredible career that sees him stand as one of the best goalkeepers of all time.
Lindsey Horan, who was “given” the #10 USWNT jersey by Carli Lloyd, responded to Lloyd’s criticism of the team’s mentality so far in this tournament. Lloyd has really stepped in it this time, and I’ll save my full thoughts for another forum.
Meg Linehan breaks down what’s been going on with the USWNT so far during the tournament.
Diego Rossi is back in MLS, signing with the Columbus Crew.
We got a USMNT combination on an assist for Juventus as Weston McKennie set up Tim Weah for a goal in a 3-1 preseason victory over Real Madrid.
That’s it for now. Stay safe out there.