We are still in Round 1 of the MLS Cup Playoffs, folks! Best-of-3 formats in soccer can take some time. Kudos to RSL and Dallas for forcing Game 3s… I’m writing this before match time last night, so tell me if Atlanta or Nashville are also extending their playoffs.
NJ/NY Gotham FC’s Juan Carlos Amorós Named 2023 NWSL Coach of the Year (NWSL): The NWSL has reached the season-long awards part of their year, and Gotham’s head coach nabs Coach of the Year before he sets up his team against the Reign for the championship this weekend.
NWSL Announces Winners of 2023 Mastercard Best XI Awards (NWSL): Also announced recently was the 2023 Best XI. Sam Staab take a bow. Honorable mention to Trinity Rodman and Ashley Hatch.
Phil Neville brings “unfinished business” into Portland Timbers opportunity (MLS): In case you missed it, Phil Neville will not be the head coach of D.C. United.
The USWNT are hiring a serial winner in Emma Hayes – a coach with unfinished business in the U.S. (The Athletic): While this isn’t finalized yet, I think we can be certain that Emma Hayes will indeed be the next manager for the USWNT.
Lastly, I’ll just leave this tidbit here…
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