Happy Thursday, everyone. We had a champion crowned last night, so let’s get to it…
Congratulations to our very own Ben Olsen as he leads the Houston Dynamo to a 2-1 victory in the U.S. Open Cup final over Inter Miami! The win for Olsen comes 10 years after leading D.C. United to the U.S. Open Cup (against every single odd available in history). Nevermind that Lionel Messi was hurt, Houston was the better team on the night.
Bay FC now has their first head coach, as they announced the hire of Albertin Montoya. Washington Spirit fans know him as he was most recently the interim coach for the Spirit last season after Kris Ward was fired.
Morocco will host the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations, while Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania will host the 2027 tournament. The 2027 Africa Cup of Nations will be the first in East Africa since 1976.
AC Milan look to propose a move away from the San Siro, hoping to build a 70,000 seat stadium in the southern part of Milan. This is in response to repeated failed attempts to renovate the San Siro, which they currently share with rivals Inter Milan.
Vini is back. He returned to the field for the first time in a month as Real Madrid beat Las Palmas to rebound from their loss over the weekend in the Madrid Derby.
Bella Bixby took to social media today to share some deeply personal thoughts, and it took a ton of strength to do that. Thoughts continue to be with Bixby and her family.
Aston Villa Women are “dreading” their league opener because of their jerseys being “clingy” when sweat soaked. Hopefully they can find some solution for this so the players don’t have to worry about it on the field.
Jorge Vilda is apparently part of the investigation into Luis Rubiales’ criminal case. They just can’t leave the news.
That’s it for today. Enjoy the day.