Here's wishing everyone a happy Memorial Day.
The nicest things that fans in New England can say about their PK goal Saturday is that "if it was a bad call (and it may well have been), it’s one of two on our side of the scale (the other one interestingly also being a mis-called handball), with a cornucopia of calls on the other side of that scale." Zach Scott had a different selection of words:
"(Bazakos') excuse was that he would be consistent all game," Scott said. "If that meant that he would be consistently bad, then that's a bunch of (explicative)..." "It's just piss poor, in my opinion."
Expect an imminent fine for that one.
Get to know the Reign's Havana Solaun a little better through this feature piece at ourgamemag.com.
Interlake High School has started a men's soccer dynasty with their second consecutive 3A Championship.
Mexico's Alan Pulido became the latest in an unfortunately high number of soccer players to be kidnapped in Central America. His family and his club can do little more than hope for his safe return.
Real Madrid took the Champions League title over Atletico Madrid thanks in part to one failed penalty kick, which left Juanfran in tears begging for forgiveness.
Six Egyptian clubs are forfeiting their spots in the country's Premier League in protest of poor officiating, and more may join them.
May the Sounders and other world clubs someday join a World Super League?
While they wait for their new stadium to be built, Tottenham will be playing their EPL and Champions League matches at Wembley.
Even ad boards get an appetite for soccer occasionally.
NBC Sports Network and Fox Sports 1 have roughly the same number of subscribers on a national basis, but they both come well short of ESPN's impressive numbers.