Hope everyone had a restful Memorial Day weekend. If you're like me, you forgot yesterday was Monday and thought today was Monday and thus only just remembered to do Tuesday Freedom Kicks.
I guess that was probably just me.
MLS clubs learn opponents for 2016-17 CONCACAF Champions League group stage | MLSsoccer.com
Of note, the Vancouver Whitecaps and Sporting Kansas City are in the same group.
Armchair Analyst: Bradley's shift to D-mid a reason for USMNT optimism | MLSsoccer.com
The USMNT's first Copa América game is this Friday against Colombia.
Copa America Group A preview: Host USA faces challenging foes | SI.com
And speaking of the Copa América.
PUGHLISIC: Get to know U.S. Soccer's two phenoms - Stars and Stripes FC
I am objectively not very old and yet feel VERY OLD right now.
The Women’s Soccer Team Is Getting Ready to Go On Strike - Vogue
Headline is misleading—the team is not getting ready to go on strike. Rather, "the team asked a federal judge to allow them to strike against the U.S. Soccer Federation." But, you know. Still. (Also, I never thought I'd be linking to Vogue in FKs??)
Alan Pulido: Freed Mexico footballer fought kidnapper - BBC News
ICYMI: Alan Pulido was kidnapped, is now safe and also pretty awesome.
Shreveport soccer team to wear seersucker jersey (photo)
Big yes to this.
Breaking the sound barrier - Trapped in silence, Adam Dejka pushes himself toward lofty goals - Longreads by the Omaha World-Herald
This is a long read, but totally worth it.
That's all from me. Your turn in the comments!