The middle of the week is upon us. As the World Cup enters the “not every day has a match” stage, and the United States enters the “we’re not even in it anymore” stage, my daily soccer intake has taken a hit. Combine that with there being around a week and a half before we see D.C. United or the Washington Spirit on the field, I am left only checking Leagues Cup scores (alas, Ben Olsen’s Dynamo will not play against Messi’s Miami). I find myself taking a bit of a mental break from soccer, so I encourage extra discussion in the comments explaining how I’m missing out on all the action!
Four reasons the USWNT had their worst World Cup ever (Pro Soccer Wire): Jason Anderson elaborates on a multitude of reasons why the United States is now out of the World Cup, and why we maybe should have seen this coming.
Match Preview: San Diego Loyal vs Loudoun United (Loudoun United): While United and the Spirit may be out of action for a bit, Loudoun United enters a dense part of their schedule with their matchup against San Diego.
When does the 2023/24 Premier League season start? Key dates, transfer window, winter break and more (Sky Sports): I definitely have had my head in the sand. The Premier League (and a bunch of those other famous European leagues) begin the season this weekend. Morning soccer (the kind where the sun is up…) is back on the menu.
Barebones kicks indeed! If I’m not soaking in the kicks to give to you, what have I been doing? Well I just watched the latest Star Trek: Strange New Worlds musical episode, and that has me still feeling things as of the time of this writing. This series has really recaptured the magical optimism that drew me to Star Trek as a kid, so I heavily recommend the series to everyone.
Get kicking in the comments below!