Happy Thursday, folks. Ben was so gracious to switch with me after I had a quick business trip to NYC Tuesday that lasted 26 hours straight, with an arrival home of 3:00am. Let’s get right to what went down on Wednesday.
The United States Men’s National Team takes on England today at Wembley Stadium (3:00pm, ESPN2/UniMas). Should be a good one. It features Wayne Rooney, who is having a testimonial of sorts to benefit his newly launched charitable foundation. Missing from the USMNT lineup will be Antonee Robinson, who suffered an ankle injury in training and will depart camp after this match.
UEFA Nations League also resumes tomorrow, and we’ll find out which teams will get promoted a level and who will make a drop. At risk of dropping from League A: Germany and England.
A lot of people are dismissing Wayne Rooney’s farewell match, and Ben Olsen is not here for that talk at all. Also, it was reiterated that Señor Wayne will not be returning to England on loan this winter. He’ll rest and be fresh when preseason training camp begins for D.C. United in January.
Speaking of Rooney, he has a huge fan in Christian Pulisic, who says Rooney’s play has “inspired” him. He’s also with each of us in saying that the USMNT needs a permanent coach and time has been wasting away.
The USWNT U-17s are off to a great start at the FIFA U-17 World Cup, winning 3-0 over Cameroon. A little nugget is that Trinity Rodman, the daughter of Dennis Rodman, appeared in this match for the U-17s.
In what was something we all already knew, Austin FC will not be ready to begin next season in MLS. But, when will they actually play?
Chelsea is the big target in this investigation, with reports that they could face a 2-year transfer ban due to signing youth players before they turned 18.
That’s it for today. Hit the comments and keep the train going!