Happy Friday! As we count down the minutes to the holiday weekend (and a weekend full of D.C. United, Washington Spirit, and Loudoun United matches), let’s take a look at all the excellent soccer news out there!
Today is the last day of voting for MLS All-Star! We’re looking forward to seeing if Taxi Fountas will be representing the Black-and-Red in August!
Fountas has undoubtedly made an impact since joining D.C. United and been named to MLS Team of the Week three times. If you haven’t voted yet, hurry up! Voting closes soon.
Megan Rapinoe is receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom on July 7. She is the first soccer player to receive the award and one of six female athletes or coaches. Rapinoe will miss the USWNT’s upcoming match against Jamaica as there is a conflict with the award ceremony.
The highest civilian honor in the United States. @mPinoe will be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom at the White House on July 7— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) July 1, 2022
Jackson Hopkins and the U20s compete for a spot in the 2024 Olympics tonight!
We're backing the birthday boy tonight— D.C. United (@dcunited) July 1, 2022
Jackson Hopkins and the #U20MYNT can secure a trip to the 2024 Olympics in Paris with a win tonight
» @Concacaf U-20 Championship
⚽️ » at 9PM ET
» @FS1 & @TUDNUSA
» @USYNT https://t.co/dCH8cv3bnk pic.twitter.com/dz3Z4t2c9l
In more good news, Bill Hamid is going to be a dad! Congratulations to Bill and Rachelle!
Washington Spirit heads to San Diego to face San Diego Wave FC on Sunday, July 3 at 5 PM EST.
Loudoun United will host FC Tulsa on July 3 at 7:30 pm EST.
D.C. United will travel to Florida to play Orlando City SC on the 4th of July at 7 PM EST.
Here’s wishing everyone a safe and happy 4th of July weekend! Let's take it to the comments.