Good day to you all! It finally feels like fall, I have the windows open and the air conditioning off. This is my favorite season of the year, so let’s get into and enjoy!
To the soccer:
Women describe ‘old boys’ club’ culture at Washington Spirit as NWSL probes franchise
We start off with another bad news story for the Washington Spirit, as their executives and ownership continue to be horrendous. It is time for Steve Baldwin and Larry Best to exit the club and let Michele Kang start to rebuild the culture at the team.
MLS’ best and worst set-piece teams in 2021
It will not surprise you who is the best in the league and creating expected goals from set pieces.
Some details in here that are not great for existing competitions like the Open Cup https://t.co/teEK2sFHst— Jason Anderson (@JasonDCsoccer) September 22, 2021
We talk a lot about the new Leagues Cup format in the forthcoming episode of Filibuster, but with that, international soccer, the US Open Cup, CCL, and more, there’s becoming less and less time for players to actually rest and recover.
Three takeaways from the Seattle Sounders’ Leagues Cup Final heartbreak
Speaking of the Leagues Cup, the Sounders ran out to a lead, but Leon wore them down in the end and continued MLS’s dry spell against Liga MX teams.
“We can do special things”: New England clinch playoffs but eye far more from 2021 season
The first team to clinch their MLS Cup playoff spot is the New England Revolution, who are unfortunately playing really excellent soccer this year.
✨ IT’S ✨ STILL ✨ HERE ✨ pic.twitter.com/Son50OOCrG— Pablo Iglesias Maurer (@MLSist) September 22, 2021
Some monuments deserve to stand the test of time.
That’s all I have today. What’s up?