Happy Thursday, everyone. We had some more U.S. Open Cup magic, so we begin with that.
The script continues to be written for Inter Miami. Cincinnati got out to a 2-0 lead, but someone pushed the Buffalo Wild Wings button and a last minute goal by Miami sends this to extra time. 2 more goals in extra time, and we head to penalties, where Inter Miami wins again. They advance to the U.S. Open Cup final with a chance to win another trophy in the Lionel Messi era.
Inter Miami will face the Houston Dynamo, who also had a wild game that went to extra time. But, Benny’s Boys get it done in extra time, winning 3-1. 10 years after leading D.C. United to the U.S. Open Cup title, Ben Olsen will get a chance at a second with Houston.
There’s more backlash against Spanish federation president Luis Rubiales, with Jenni Hermoso and the players union, along with the president of the domestic women’s league all calling for the federation to fire him. We’ll see if they actually do the right thing for once.
Meg Linehan breaks down survey results on how fans are feeling about the state of the USWNT after their abrupt exit in the Women’s World Cup.
Speaking of the USWNT, it appears that U.S. Soccer might have leaked their own match announcement…by ad board?
Meg Linehan confirms that the ad boards are true. The USWNT are planning a set of friendlies during the October international window against Colombia.
As the transfer window enters its last week, Folarin Balogun is still looking for a home. Chelsea, Inter Milan, and Monaco have all expressed interest in the USMNT forward.
Everton might be in trouble trouble as their ownership talks with MSP Capital have collapsed.
Liverpool may have to continue with a reduced capacity at Anfield after some delays in their expansion project.
There’s been a ton of postmortems about the USWNT after their loss in the Round of 16. Add captain Lindsey Horan to the list, as she said that the team wasn’t fully prepared during the tournament. Other players yesterday agreed with that assessment.
Have a great day, everyone!