Happy Friday, everyone!
Angel City FC has finally made it official that they will be promoting interim head coach Becki Tweed to permanent status. Tweed’s name had been kicked around as an option for the Spirit’s coach, but it’s not too surprising to see her staying at Angel City. After former coach Freya Coombe was fired in June, Tweed led the L.A. team to their first NWSL playoff appearance.
Ted Ku-DiPietro and the US Men’s Youth National Team lost their semifinal in the Pan American Games (though they will play for third place), but Brazil will be in Saturday’s final, and Gabriel Pirani, who has also scored once so far in the tournament, is likely to be a feature.
The NWSL has released more information about the Skills Challenge planned for November 10 in Del Mar, CA, as part of the Championship weekend. Two teams of NWSL players will compete in a variety of challenges for $25,000. Just four of the competitors have been announced so far, all from teams who’ve been eliminated but no Spirit players yet.
USL Super League President Amanda Vandervort spoke with Protagonist Soccer about the women’s league’s new Lone Star Division in Texas and expressed some interest in a Women’s Open Cup involving both the planned USL Super League and NWSL. I, for one, would like to see it. Especially if the Challenge Cup is being cut back to just one match, as previously reported.
That’s all for now. I will leave you with this throw-in attempt that made me say, “Oh noooooo.”