Buckle up, folks, because I actually got a lot to share this morning. Wouldn’t you know it, soccer is busy right now!
In fact, it’s busy enough that I’m organizing today’s Kicks into categories. Here we go!
Key takeaway: Maybe no more penalties for Marcelo Sarvas.
Kaka, by the way, is expected to miss six weeks.
Atlanta United FC (ugh) generated a lot of talk this weekend. Some of it has been good...
I grew up in Atlanta, and I saw a lot of people on my Facebook timeline posting about the game. It was kind of surreal. MLS in Atlanta! It’s really happening! But not all of it was good...
Just like, maybe don’t chant homophobic things? Is that so hard??
On U.S. Soccer’s new policy that players must stand during the national anthem:
This piece is spot on.
“So what is this really about?” <— This is a good question.
On the USWNT and USMNT:
“The former ‘Dancing With the Stars’ contestant is also pursuing opportunities in the entertainment industry, signing a deal to develop unscripted TV content.” Oh no. HARD pass.
Great to see Rampone still leading, even if she’s no longer captain of the USWNT.
FYI, roster for World Cup qualifiers is coming March 15.
Phew, that’s all from me. Discuss and share more in the comments!