Man, so much happened this weekend, so let's do it:
20 Years of Tactics: On modern soccer and MLS's on-field evolution | Armchair Analyst | MLSsoccer.com: A nice look at changing tactics in MLS' short life, with love to Bruce and the usual folks.
DUNN STRIKES AGAIN TO GIVE THE SPIRIT ONE POINT AT HOME — Washington Spirit: Up at Boyds, Crystal Dunn adds to her NWSL goal scoring lead as the Washington Spirit and Chicago Red Stars share a 1-1 result. The Spirit remain in third, five points out from those same Red Stars for second.
‘Now what?’ Back to work in NWSL after Women’s World Cup thrill ride.: The Spirit have their World Cup contingent back, but this piece focuses on Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris.
What’s taken the U.S. Women’s National Team so long to return to NWSL action? — Soccer Wire: Some of the reasons may surprise you.
A busy day for the United States team Saturday, first:
USMNT learn their group for semifinal round of World Cup qualifying - Stars and Stripes FC: *braces for All-inclusive packages to Aruba. But things are not all milk and honey...
USMNT vs. Panama, 2015 Gold Cup: Final score 1-1, Americans lose in penalties to finish fourth - Stars and Stripes FC: While Mexico was cinching the trophy over Jamaica (and late Jamaican sub/D.C. United player Michael Seaton) last night, this happened Saturday.
Jurgen Klinsmann thinks the USMNT is just fine after worst Gold Cup ever - SBNation.com: K, whatever you say pal.
Omar In His Own Words | Eight by Eight: Omar Gonzalez was watching Saturday, but talks of things in this piece.
Gold Cup controversy reverts CONCACAF back to its corrupt ways - Planet Futbol - SI.com: Grant Wahl gets a bit in depth after the Mexico-Panama madness.
End Zone: Webb, Sanz took over CONCACAF with same Mafia ways - NY Daily News: Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.
MLS, DraftKings deal will build pro soccer's audience in America - Planet Futbol - SI.com I don't doubt that it will, but for gambling to take hold, you need things like transparency when it comes to things like injury reports. So we'll see if that takes hold. Also, another example of the Players' Union perhaps should have holding out a bit longer.
Inter 0 - 1 Milan, ICC: Mexes' super saiyan golazo the difference - The Offside Inter Milan: In partner club news, on the eve of having Manchester City player Stevan Jovetic join them, Inter Milan loses to AC Milan in a derby in China, but the only goal by Philippe Mexes, was legit.
Football's 50 most influential people - ESPN FC: I hate lists, but this looks...decent?
So what else is on the Monday?