Happy Thursday, everyone. By the time you read this, I will be on my stupid early flight home to DC from Dallas, where I was for the finale of the SheBelieves Cup. We begin right there:
The USWNT beat Brazil 2-1 to win the 2023 SheBelieves Cup. Mallory Swanson was named the tournament’s MVP.
MLS commissioner Don Garber says that San Diego and Las Vegas are the frontrunners for the 30th MLS expansion franchise. The league hopes to make a decision by the end of the year.
The inter-confederation playoffs were completed last night, and the 2023 Women’s World Cup field of 32 is set.
England stomps out Belgium by a 6-1 score to win their Arnold Clark Cup back for another year.
Spoiler alert: D.C. United is 26th to open the season.
Mateusz Klich is on the list for D.C. United.
A big blow for the Black-and-Red as one of their creative midfielders is out for the season. Let’s see if Wayne Rooney can land another player as the season gets underway.
The new UK football regulator, among other things, can block clubs from joining a Super League. We’ll see how that actually works.
On the latest Stars & Stripes FC Podcast, I discuss some of the great Black American soccer stories that I’ve been able to write over the years, including my story on Bill Hamid.
That’s it for today...enjoy the weather!