My goodness, ladies and gentlemen! Tuesday was epic. Whether you watched Champions League, the U.S. Open Cup, or followed all the transfer news in MLS, it was a day of a ton of news. Let’s get into it.
FC Barcelona held a 3-0 aggregate lead on Liverpool entering yesterday’s 2nd leg at Anfield. Somehow, Liverpool pulled off the incredible comeback, winning 4-0 (4-3 aggregate) and punching their ticket to the Champions League final. As the resident Real Madrid fan, allow me to express my thoughts on Barca’s monumental collapse:
Bad news for D.C. United as Donovan Pines is out a month with a Grade 2 MCL sprain. There was no transfer help coming in, so an injured back line gets even more depleted for the next 4 weeks.
The major trade of the day in MLS was Justin Meram moving from Columbus Crew SC to Atlanta United for a draft pick and some Garber Bucks.
FC Cincinnati apparently thinks it’s in the EPL, because they fired their coach after 11 matches in MLS. That seems...quick.
A great article featuring Wayne Rooney breaking down his free kick against Columbus back on April 24th and how he decided on how to shoot the ball into the net. Fascinating stuff.
DeAndre Yedlin may not be ready for the Gold Cup after undergoing surgery yesterday. Let’s hope he’s 100% by next month.