So, I write this early this morning after waking up yesterday in Zurich, flying Zurich to Lisbon to NYC, then to a bus back to DC that arrived at 4:00am. I was up after about an hour of sleep to watch the 2026 World Cup vote, but this is what we do for you all! Bear with me if there is some excitement coupled with lack of sleep. Here we go:
Yesterday, Real Madrid announced that they would be hiring Spain coach Julen Lopetegui after the World Cup ended. This morning, Spain fired the coach, a bombshell on that occurs two days before they open the 2018 World Cup against European champions Portugul (and Cristiano Ronaldo). Holy hell.
BBC had a bracket of World Cup jerseys, and Brazil 1970 was crowned the kings. Honestly, nothing wrong with that, as it’s an iconic jersey.
An interesting look at why Russia, with a ton of money, people and passion for soccer, hasn’t translated into top clubs.
A lot will be changing once a winner is crowned July 15th in Moscow in the 2018 World Cup. SB Nation dives into what’s to come for international soccer.
Tobin Heath had the winner for the USWNT as they defeated China 2-1 last night in Cleveland.
Okay guys, time to react to everything, and I know it’s a lot. Comments time!