Happy Thursday, y’all. We’ve reached the Thursday before Labor Day, so while we all dream of a holiday weekend, let’s discuss what happened yesterday.
Former D.C. United Homegrown Kevin Paredes makes the roster. Hope he gets a shot on the field!
FC Cincinnati becomes the first in the league to clinch a playoff spot, and they now have an 11 point cushion in the Supporters Shield race.
Hey, Lionel Messi did not score, and Nashville battled them to a scoreless draw. Miami is still 10 points under the playoff line in the Eastern Conference.
USWNT and Portland Thorns forward, who left Sunday’s match against the Washington Spirit with a knee injury, will be out “week-to-week” with a mild MCL sprain. Definitely glad to hear that it’s not as serious as once feared, but Smith could be out for a few weeks.
The UEFA Champions League draw is today, so we’ll find out who will get matched up for the group stage.
Brazil did not get out of the group at the Women’s World Cup, and Pia Sundhage was let go by the federation as a result. She’s been on some lists as a potential USWNT hire, but we’ll see if she wants to take a break or embrace another challenge.
The Athletic takes a look at the situation behind John Herdman’s move from the Canada MNT to Toronto FC.
Last night, Nebraska women’s volleyball set an American record for the largest women’s sporting event attendance ever. However, a couple pointed out that it did not set the world record despite many outlets claiming it.
Finally, Folarin Balogun has a new home. He will be the striker for Monaco, signing there on a permanent transfer from Arsenal.
Happy real feel start of the weekend, y’all!