Happy Wednesday, everyone. We got Champions League on the television again today, so before we get into that, the news from yesterday.
Phoenix Rising has decided to relinquish their right to host the USL Championship final after only gaining that “right” by gaining the 3 points from San Diego Loyal’s forfeit to them for a Phoenix player directing a homophobic slur at Collin Martin. Finally, someone steps up and does the right thing, but it shouldn’t have taken this long.
The new Angel City NWSL franchise has a “new” name...Angel City Football Club. Sounds like another Los Angeles Football Club we know.
The proposed European super league is hitting some snags, and UEFA may now oppose the idea.
United States Men’s National Team head coach Gregg Berhalter is hoping that the team will be ready to “shock the world” in 2026. I love the enthusiasm! Let’s start with shocking the world in 2022.
Petr Cech is retired, but he’s on Chelsea’s Premier League roster as an emergency keeper. That’s crazy, but looking at Chelsea’s goalkeeping group, they may need him.
The Athletic does a deep dive into the social causes fans support and the MLS owners push back against with their wallets.
Good on the Washington Spirit for matching the donation that they won by placing 3rd in the NWSL Fall Series.
Speaking of the coaching search, FC Tulsa released a statement on their head coach, Michael Nsien, meeting with the Black-and-Red.
Enjoy the day, folks!