Happy Thursday, everyone. Hopefully y’all fared okay during the storms that blew through yesterday evening. There was quite a bit of soccer matches and soccer news, so let’s get into it:
The MLS All-Star Game was last night in St. Paul, and it was a fun match. The MLS All-Stars win 2-1 over the Liga MX All-Stars. We got to see D.C. United’s Taxi Fountas make a cameo in the 2nd half as well.
Ugh, the Washington Spirit had the late lead, but give up 2 goals to lose to the Portland Thorns.
Another heartbreaking loss as Loudoun United lose 2-1 on the road to San Antonio FC.
Real Madrid get their year started by beating Eintracht Frankfurt in the UEFA Super Cup. David Alaba and Karim Benzema both score for Los Galácticos to claim a record-tying 5th UEFA Super Cup.
Brazil and Argentina were expected to replay their suspended World Cup qualifier in September, but Brazil doesn’t want to risk injury and have said they don’t want to play it. FIFA says it’s on. We’ll see what happens.
Speaking of FIFA, reports are swirling that they will start the 2022 World Cup one day earlier so that Qatar-Ecuador can be the opener. What a mess.
DeAndre Yedlin believes in the USMNT’s chances at the World Cup this fall. He’s in contention to be one of the 26 players that make the plane to Qatar.
The USMNT forward leaves Mallorca to join goalkeeper Zack Steffen in Yorkshire. Hopefully it’s a move that can re-energize the young American.
D.C. United’s newest Designated Player is a Premier League legend, and he’s looking to bring that pedigree to Audi Field.
Enjoy the day!