Happy Friday! Today is my last day of work before I head to the beach for a family vacation, and I am looking for any and all excuses not to do real work today, so let’s talk some soccer.
D.C. United goalkeeper Tyler Miller out 4-6 weeks because of rib injury (Washington Post)
Backup keeper Alex Bono is expected to take over for Miller starting this weekend.
USWNT’s Julie Ertz announces retirement, two-time World Cup winner concludes 10-year career (CBS Sports)
Ertz hinted at her retirement after the US was knocked out of the World Cup, but now she’s made it official. Ertz is likely to go down as an all-time great in women’s soccer, but it feels a little strange that she came back just for the tournament and is retiring before the end of Angel City’s season.
Loudoun United FC announce Capelli Sport to become the official uniform and team gear supplier (Loudoun United FC)
Shortly after announcing a new kit sponsor, Loudoun United have a new provider for those kits. Capelli will also provide training gear.
Bonmatí, Wiegman speak out at Rubiales at UEFA awards (ESPN)
Especially cool that England’s Sarina Wiegman, whose team came in second to Spain at the World Cup, took this opportunity to support Jenni Hermoso.
Champions League group stage draw: USMNT stars into group of death (Pro Soccer Wire)
Champions League is a thing I assume some of you are interested in.
No Loudoun United game this weekend, but we do have two games at Buzzard Point against Chicago teams, which I find interesting. Maybe the home teams should have coordinated to make some kind of event out of it.
|D.C. United vs. Chicago Fire FC||Sat., Sep. 2 at 7:30 p.m. ET||Audi Field||Apple TV|
|Washington Spirit vs. Chicago Red Stars||Sun., Sep. 3 at 5 p.m. ET||Audi Field||Paramount+|