Happy Wednesday, everyone. It’s the last Wednesday in June, and we have no Euros or Copa America this afternoon to carry the month home. However, let’s recap yesterday’s news
England take out Germany in a knockout stage match for the first time in 55 years in the Euro 2020 Round of 16. Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane were the goal scorers for the Three Lions. Up next, the quarterfinals beginning on Friday.
The MLS All-Star Skills Challenge is back. Not featured: Goalie Wars. MLS just needs to make that happen.
We get the story of how the famous crayon flag became the New England Revolution crest. And, it was former D.C. United executive Kevin Payne that came up with the Revolution name and settled on giving it to the New England franchise back at the beginning of the league.
Toronto FC will likely not have Alejandro Pozuelo in the lineup when they face the Black-and-Red on Saturday. Also, they’re in a downward spiral, and MLS attempts to break down what’s going wrong with the Reds.
Taking a break to pass along some news about Rob Gillespie’s potential memorial services here in the area:
Other good news - Robs ashes will be spread at Audi field and his parents and Marco will fly in to see it. Ima need a pool noodle for my tears.— Gogo and mumbo sauce (@ArykanotErika) June 29, 2021
There’s also this:
Shh. Don’t tell nobody.— Gogo and mumbo sauce (@ArykanotErika) June 29, 2021
I’m definitely stealing some ashes to spread at RFK. Cuz obviously.
Lot 8 party. Make it happen for Big Rob. Count me in.
Frank de Boer has failed out of another job, as he will no longer continue as the Netherlands coach after crashing out of the Euros.
If you’re going to the Washington Spirit match on Friday, they are partnering with the Northern Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce.
Our July 2nd game day community partner is the @NVBCC!— Washington Spirit (@WashSpirit) June 29, 2021
By purchasing your ticket through https://t.co/vY3WRm4LkL a $5 donation will be made to continue their work of providing leadership and advocacy to promote prosperity within the Black community of Northern Virginia! pic.twitter.com/wSGcTa8lEL
Finally, get your Wednesday started with the SSFC Podcast, where I discuss the USWNT Olympic roster and go through some of the players who could make the USMNT Gold Cup roster when it’s announced this morning.
Enjoy the day, everyone.