Happy Friday, everyone! Summer is almost over, and with our U.S. soccer seasons winding down, there’s not a lot of news to share, but here’s what I found:
USWNT legend Julie Ertz played her final soccer match last night, in a friendly against South Africa that the U.S. won 3-0. The team tried their best to get Ertz one of her classic header goals but settled for a Lynn Williams brace and a great finish by Trinity Rodman.
It’s a big weekend for USWNT friendlies: Sunday’s game will be Megan Rapinoe’s last international match.
Gabriel Pirani made the Team of the Matchday bench after his goal against Atlanta United. Ben Olsen also earned a nod for his team’s performance on Wednesday.
Messi talked retirement (no plans yet), Copa America, and the next Men’s World Cup, as reported by Pro Soccer Wire.
Although Rubiales and Vilda have left RFEF, Spain’s Women’s National Team is still fighting for change. In advance of today’s match against Sweden, Alexia Putellas and Irene Paredes spoke about the federation calling them into camp, despite their previous statement that they were boycotting the National Team until changes were made, effectively forcing the players to play.
The NWSL is off this week for a FIFA window, so here are the details for D.C. and Loudoun United games this weekend. Have a good one!
|Loudoun United FC vs. Louisville City FC||Sat., Sep. 23 at 6:30 p.m. ET||Segra Field||ESPN+|
|D.C. United vs. NY Red Bulls||Sat., Sept. 23 at 7:30 p.m. ET||Audi Field||Apple TV|