Hello there. I don’t have a witty intro today.
Spirit, Houston Dash battle to scoreless draw (us): Joanna Lohman’s number is retired and the Washington Spirit hold onto the top spot in the NWSL at the Plex.
USA 6-0 Trinidad & Tobago - living in the past but looking to the future (SSFC): So...the United States qualified out of the hex I guess?
As U.S. women’s soccer storms through World Cup, there are more boys’ faces in the crowd (WaPo): Nice look at the dynamic here.
Nigeria stage sit-in at WWC over unpaid bonuses (ESPN): Here’s hoping they get them too.
When Your Best Friend Is Also Your World Cup Teammate (City Paper): Seth takes a look at Rose Lavelle and Mallory Pugh.
Syamsir Alam Mantap Pilih Dunia Hiburan setelah Pensiun dari Sepak Bola (Kompas): This report says former D.C. United player Syamsir Alam has retired from playing soccer. Shine on you crazy diamond.
Let’s look at things that are cool, part one:
Great news, NM United fans! We have a flight to MN for our July 10 @opencup battle. Thanks, @imafirst1 for a generous donation to help subsidize this amazing fan trip!— New Mexico United (@NewMexicoUTD) June 22, 2019
Tix go live on Tuesday at noon. Limited space available. pic.twitter.com/e9PRR2EolZ
And wrap up with things that are cool, part two:
Anyway, go forth into this surprisingly nice end of June weather.