Happy Wednesday, everyone. I am on vacation with my dad for the week, so the Do Not Disturb sign is on the door until next Monday. Of course, that hasn’t stopped anyone from contacting me in the dead of night, so we’re up to give you these links from yesterday:
USMNT announce December training camp, friendly vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina - SSFC
The USMNT will play a friendly against Bosnia & Herzegovina on December 18th at Dignity Health Sports Park, the home of the LA Galaxy. A December Camp for us all since January has a World Cup qualifying window.
Tottenham appoint Antonio Conte as new manager - ESPNFC
Antonio Conte will become the Tottenham Hotspur coach and hopes to take over by tomorrow.
Four things about the Washington Spirit solving the problem that is the Houston Dash - BRU
Jason and André break down what the Washington Spirit did to win against the Houston Dash and clinch a home playoff game.
Who can clinch playoffs or be eliminated this Tuesday or Wednesday - MLS
Speaking of playoffs, we will know what needs to happen in MLS for teams to clinch a playoff spot or be eliminated. Spoiler alert, D.C. United can do neither with any results tonight.
Speaking of the Black-and-Red, Jason has some stats for ya about the team’s hot start during matches:
One thing I have found myself having to do all year with #DCU is to come up with new ways to say "United got off to a fast start," especially at home.— Jason Anderson (@JasonDCsoccer) November 2, 2021
United has scored 11 times inside the first 10 minutes of games. That's about 21% of their goals this year. https://t.co/cJT60NvSwK
Japan’s new women’s pro soccer league aims to attract players from U.S., France and more - The Athletic
The WE League (Women’s Empowerment League) is hoping to fast become one of the best in the world, and it will be interesting to see if they can poach some USWNT players on loan during the winter months over teams in Australia.
Newcastle United: Unai Emery confirms interest but insists no offer made - BBC
Unai Emery is still the coach at Villarreal, but Newcastle United wants him bad. They hope to bring him in as coach this week.
That’s it for now, I’m going back to sleep. Enjoy the day, y’all.