Happy Thursday, everyone! I am in Austin for the USMNT’s first leg of the Concacaf Nations League quarterfinals. It’s the greatest tournament in the world to me, so tune in and watch this evening! Before then, here’s the news from yesterday…
Alex Loera becomes the first player in Bay FC history, as the club acquired her via trade from the KC Current. And, it sounds like Loera wasn’t totally expecting that trade to happen:
Mikayla Cluff will head to the Utah Royals to become their first signee, with the Pride receiving expansion draft protection. Couple that with the deal they made with Bay FC, the Orlando Pride will not lose any of its players in the expansion draft next month.
We preview the USMNT match and what we should be looking for this evening. Let’s hope our favorite Kevin Paredes gets the start!
Congrats to Alan Pulido, who returned from a knee injury that kept him out for the entire 2022 season to win the Comeback Player of the Year.
DCU legend Marcelo Gallardo will apparently leave River Plate to take over as the coach at Al Ittihad.
The BBC examines why Emma Hayes may be the coach the USWNT needs to get back to the top of the table.
Enjoy the day, go go USA!