Happy Thursday, everyone. I’m writing this late Wednesday night from a hotel room in Cincinnati, so let’s start with why I’m here:
Christian Pulisic called out the lack of USMNT home fan support after their match against Morocco. pic.twitter.com/kyxBMDw20l— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) June 2, 2022
My two cents: the fans that made it cheered their butts off, and I had fun watching this team look very good.
The Washington Spirit escape with a 1-1 draw against the Chicago Red Stars. Sam Staab had the heroic equalizer for the defending champions.
The other home team played tonight as well, as D.C. United took on CD Aguila in the Capital Cup. It was a 1-1 draw.
Ukraine absolutely put on a show in a 3-1 victory over Scotland, setting up a final playoff match against Wales on Sunday.
As many as 9 MLS clubs could be in the new version of the Concacaf Champions League when it reformats in 2024.
Good on Alan Pardew, I say. That’s a principled stand, and the players who were racially abused should be free to find new clubs as well.
That’s it for today.