Happy Thursday everyone. There was a lot of news that hit the streets yesterday, so while we continue to stay cool from the oppressive heat, let’s recap:
Lionel Messi is one of the leading finalists for the 2023 Ballon d’Or, alongside Erling Haaland and Vinicius Jr. Could he get his 8th Ballon d’Or?
Jenni Hermoso has officially pressed criminal charges against Spanish federation president Luis Rubiales for sexual assault. Hopefully this continues on the path of him being held accountable for his despicable actions.
Loudoun United will have a new set of jerseys next year as they have a new apparel provider in Capelli Sport.
D.C. United has 3 players who will be on international duty over the next week: Éric Davis and José Fajardo (Panama) and Andy Najar (Honduras). Ball out, gentlemen!
As the USMNT get set for two friendlies, with Gregg Berhalter back in charge as head coach, can he take the team to new heights?
On my latest episode, we discuss the USMNT roster and take a deep dive on why Gregg Berhalter reconciling with USMNT forward Gio Reyna is more complex than him just picking up the phone.
Houston probably should have made this move long ago, but they dismiss Sam Laity with a month left in the season. They’ll name an interim coach in the coming days.
Liga F players are going on strike as they seek a higher minimum wage for the season. They will strike for at least the first two games.
Jorge Vilda went on Spanish TV yesterday to say his firing was unfair…welp, it was unfair to the players to have to take all that he did to them too.
Marko Mitrović has been tasked with leading the U-23s into the Olympics next summer. Should be interesting how that roster is shaped.
Demarai Gray might be leaving Everton for the Saudi Pro League, which would really hurt Everton’s chances of staying up.
Finally, Segra Field will no longer be the home of rugby team Old Glory DC. They will be moving to join the Maryland Bobcats at the Maryland SoccerPlex.
Just a couple more days of extreme heat, try to stay cool y’all!