Happy Tuesday, fam!
The Portland Timbers have parted with head coach Gio Savarese. An announcement late yesterday evening thanked Savarese for his contributions to the club since joining in December 2017. Miles Joseph takes over as interim head coach while the Timbers determine a new direction.
Inter Miami CF climbs into the MLS top ten. After a Leagues Cup trophy, it seems Miami has set its sights on the MLS Cup.
With the Leagues Cup win, Lionel Messi has become the most decorated soccer player in history. He has won 44 trophies over his career.
There are calls for Spanish soccer federation president Luis Rubiales to resign after he planted an unsolicited kiss on Jenni Hermoso after Spain had won the World Cup. Rubiales made a feeble apology, but his history of such unacceptable actions is telling.
D.C. United returns home to face Philadelphia Union on Saturday, August 26, at 7:30 pm ET after a rough loss on the road in New Jersey.
The Washington Spirit also returns home to face the Portland Thorns on August 27 at 5 pm ET. The Spirit just went 1-1 with Houston on the road.
Loudoun United hits the road to play Indy Eleven on August 26 at 7 pm ET after a 1-3 loss at home to Sacramento Republic.