Hello! I'm Caitlin Buckley, I mainly cover the Washington Spirit here and I'll be taking over the Thursday editions of Freedom. Today, the soccer world is discussing their never-ending adoration for Jurgen Klinsmann.
Mourning Its King, Thailand Respectfully Cheers Its Soccer Team to a Tie | The New York Times
A month after the death of its king, Thailand managed to tie Australia in World Cup qualifying.
Kim Jong-un promising to produce players even better than Messi | MARCA
In case you missed the big news, North Korea is on its way to becoming a soccer powerhouse. If it becomes anything like their women’s team, it will be a fun world.
D.C. United officially signs Luciano Acosta from Boca Juniors | Black and Red United
D.C. United finalized Luciano Acosta’s tranfer from Boca Juniors, paying the second-highest transfer fee in club history.
What can we expect out of new Washington Spirit midfielder Havana Solaun? | Black and Red United
Jacob Cristobal of the Seattle Reign blog Ride of the Valkryies looked at Havana Solaun, the young midfielder the Washington Spirit acquired in a trade with Seattle for Christine Nairn.
FC Kansas City Midfielder Frances Silva announces retirement | Excelle Sports
In other NWSL news, 24-year-old Frances Silva is retiring from FC Kansas City to take a job at FOX Soccer.