La Liga has put all matches behind closed doors for the next two weeks. That included Valencia’s Champions League match yesterday against Atalanta and includes Barcelona’s upcoming Champions League match against Napoli.
Because Serie A is on hiatus for another 3 weeks, the league is discussing how to crown a champion. Among the options is a playoff involving the top teams in the current table.
The Montreal Impact lost 2-1 in the first leg of the Concacaf Champions League quarterfinals to CD Olimpia. The return leg is next week in Honduras, and the Impact will need at least 2 goals.
U.S. Soccer and the United States Women’s National Team submitted responses to each other’s summary judgment requests in the Equal Pay lawsuit, and among some of the responses was an incredible statement by U.S. Soccer that basically said that women’s soccer was “inferior” to men’s soccer as a rationale behind why the WNT should not get the same pay as the MNT. Terrible, terrible, terrible.
Kylian Mbappe is the most high profile soccer player to be tested for COVID-19. His test came back negative, but he is still questionable for PSG’s Champions League match against Borussia Dortmund.
The Olympiacos and Nottingham Forest owner, Evangelos Marinakis, announced yesterday that he had contracted the coronavirus. Because he came into direct contact with several players from Arsenal a couple weeks ago when Olympiacos and Arsenal met in the UEFA Europa League, they had to be placed under quarantine, and Arsenal’s league match today against Manchester City has been postponed.
A breakdown of the big play from last weekend’s D.C. United match against Inter Miami CF, when Roman Torres was sent off for DOGSO (and a Miami goal negated).
The NWSL has put out a statement on COVID-19 and their preparedness:
Bayern Munich and Chelsea will be playing behind closed doors in their 2nd leg of the Champions League due to COVID-19 cautions.
That’s it for today. Stay clean and vigilant, everyone.