Good morning folks. It was a late night at the office for me and it’s an early start this morning, and the World Cup is on again today and here’s the news:
When Marcos Rojo scored the game-winning goal for Argentina yesterday against Nigeria, Diego Maradona gave the world the double bird...and then ended up needing medical attention after the match. Not to worry, dude has 37 lives and is fine.
“Sometime in the next 36 hours,” Wayne Rooney should be announced as a D.C. United player. Make it so, Black-and-Red.
A.J. DeLaGarza tells the story of his son’s illness and all that his family went through, and how the soccer community had his back.
Huge blow for Atlanta United as Darlington Nagbe will miss the rest of the summer due to injury. Of course, Atlanta goes out and acquires an Argentine midfielder, Eric Remedi.
Hooray! You can now drink at Champions League and Europa League matches!*
*Except in England, where they still have laws prohibiting alcohol from being consumed within sight of the pitch. Same goes for other nations that have similar laws in place.
Apparently, one official ball was not enough for this World Cup, so there will be a new one for the knockout stage.
The Washington Spirit trade a 2018 international roster slot to the Portland Thorns in exchange for a first round pick in next year’s NWSL College Draft.
Alright, that’s it. Hit the comments before you set those TVs, laptops, tablets and phones to World Cup action!