Happy Tuesday! It's a USMNT game day—they take on Honduras (hi, Andy!) in the Gold Cup tonight at 9:30 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1/UniMas. Look out for our gamethread later.
I've got some stuff for you on that, but before we get there, I'm not quite done with that whole USWNT winning the World Cup thing. Let's get to some links. Lots of 'em.
Soccer Outsider: Women’s World Cup review and player ratings - The Washington Post
His match diary is way better than mine, so you should go read it.
Women's World Cup final TV ratings: USA-Japan shatters record - Planet Futbol - SI.com
Most watched soccer game ever in the U.S. WHADDUP.
Carli Lloyd: USA star has Women's World Cup final for the ages - Planet Futbol - SI.com
Dunno if you heard, but Carli Lloyd kind of killed it.
Women's World Cup: Jill Ellis proves doubters wrong with coaching master class - Goal.com
Well, you know, her team did win.
Equalizer Soccer – Finally, Abby Wambach gets her World Cup title
Wambach was pretty damn vocal about her desire to win the World Cup, and I'm so glad she did. Loved when Lloyd handed her the armband at the end, and Wambach giving it to Rampone. HEARTS IN EYES EMOJI.
World Cup: Key stats from dominant U.S. win over Japan
Just breakin' some records, no big deal.
What we learned about the USWNT from its official coronation | The 91st Minute | Soccer Blog
"Julie Johnston is the future." Oh, hell yeah.
Watching Women Want – The New Inquiry
A different take on why this tournament was important.
U.S. Women Win World Cup, Get Stiffed By FIFA | ThinkProgress
Don't forget this.
Fox outdoes itself on Women's World Cup coverage - Planet Futbol - SI.com
When you've got JP Dellacamera calling games, I'm already like 90% of the way to happy with your coverage.
Gold Cup: Expectations high as USMNT face tricky task vs. Panama, Honduras, Haiti | Group A Preview | MLSsoccer.com
Okay, moving on to the Gold Cup! It's starting! Here's a preview of the USMNT's group. And here's a look at some numbers re: the defense.
ASN article: Tim Ream Hopes to Cement His Place on U.S. Squad
Yo, Tim Ream. Remember Tim Ream?
CONCACAF effort at reform raises questions - ESPN FC
New York City FC sign Italian legend Andrea Pirlo as club's third Designated Player | MLSsoccer.com
Obviously I hate NYCFC, but I do not hate Pirlo.
Atlanta United FC can learn from Sporting KC’s name change | www.myajc.com
Probably not great that a new MLS team is already drawing comparisons to a team that went through a rebrand. Atlanta, listen. Your name is god-awful, and everyone agrees that it's god-awful. You are starting off on the wrong damn foot.
What did I miss? There's a lot going on. Hit the comments!