Happy Tuesday, soccer fam! It’s been a minute, and I have missed you all! Let’s get to it.
Washington Spirit launches inaugural Coaching Mentorship Program to increase opportunities for female coaches. Mentors include Angela Salem, Mami Yamaguchi, and Mike Bristol.
Colombia, Jamaica, and Morocco all went on the hunt for a spot in the World Cup quarterfinal for the first time in history. Colombia knocked out Jamaica, winning 1-0 with a second half goal by Catalina Usme and ending the Reggae Girlz’ World Cup campaign. Colombia faces England in the quarterfinal on Saturday at 6:30 am ET. Morocco faces France now and the winner faces Australia on Saturday at 3 am ET.
Read more about the inspiring Moroccan women’s team, and King Mohammed VI’s “congratulations” phone call.
England’s Lauren James saw red against Nigeria. The Lionesses won in a 4-2 shootout after a 0-0 draw sent them to extra time.
Arsenal’s Matt Turner looks set to join Nottingham Forest for a $9 million transfer fee. Turner formerly played for New England Revolution.
Suspected Italian mob member, Vincenzo La Porta, was caught after 11 years on the run. He was betrayed when he celebrated a title win for Napoli in Corfu, Greece.