Happy Friday, everyone!
New event, same result: D.C. United ousted by Union in Leagues Cup (Washington Post)
The Black-and-Red did fight Philadelphia Union to a 0-0 draw and lose on penalties, so this headline feels a little harsh.
D.C. United sign Panamanian National Team defender Éric Davis (D.C. United)
D.C. United sign Panamanian forward José Farjado from Club Atlético Independiente (D.C. United)
DCU making moves! This news may be old to those of you who watched the Leagues Cup game last night and saw Davis make his first appearance. Both players have signed contracts that run through this year, with options for 2024 and 2025.
The Big Story Day 15: Morocco and Colombia advance, Germany eliminated (The Equalizer)
The group stage of the World Cup is all wrapped up, and there have been some big surprises, including Germany’s elimination. Can’t wait to see what happens next. The knockout rounds kick off very early tomorrow morning.
USA vs. Sweden, 2023 World Cup: Scouting Sweden (Stars and Stripes FC)
The USWNT play their next game on Sunday morning, and they’re in for a tough one. Find out more about their longtime rivals, Sweden.
Minor league teams have the best names. Where is this energy in the big leagues? Anyway, the District Press staff had a field day with this Grade A team name (HT: Sarah), and I thought you all might too.
Retired guy joins English soccer investment party (Pro Soccer Wire)
I find this trend of American celebrities buying British soccer teams kind of weird. Do they know there are teams in the United States? Where they live?!? Anyway, Tom Brady is now a minority owner of Birmingham City.
Hey Spirits episode: Rain delay, first time goals, and our World Cup boundaries
With André off covering the World Cup, I am editing the podcast for the first time. So if the audio sucks, you know who to blame.
Both Loudoun United and D.C. United had midweek games, so there’s just a Spirit Challenge Cup match this weekend. I will be taking the opportunity of a lighter soccer weekend to go to Annapolis. Hope you all have fun as well!
|Washington Spirit vs. Orlando Pride||Fri., Aug. 4 at 7 p.m. ET||Exploria Stadium||Paramount+|