The early season for the Seattle Sounders certainly had some rough patches, but here we are again in a late summer surge, and it’s feeling a little familiar.
OutSports has a great feature on Jess Fishlock and how she shrugs off bigotry to focus on the game she loves. Fish also talked about this issue while speaking to SonarFeed for 2.5 hours.
Major League Soccer
No matter what you think of the name Sporting Kansas City for a soccer club, it’s certainly better than a couple of the alternatives that were on the table when it was time to rename the Wizards, including the Bees and the Fountains.
SoccerAmerica has a recap and review of the 2017 summer transfer window in MLS, including some of the huge chunks of GAM and TAM changing hands.
Speaking of those moves, another eyebrow-raising one took place yesterday, with Krisztian Nemeth returning to the league and the New England Revolution sending $350k in allocation money to Columbus Crew for the right to sign him.
The Revs say they like his track record of success, and they consider having too many attackers to fit on the field a good problem to have.
It’s a little strange to see five Eastern Conference teams topping the Power Ranking Averages at RSL Soapbox, but the East is that good now. Seattle are still taking baby steps up the chart.
Paul Arriola says he’s excited for the upcoming challenge in being a key piece of a remade DC United team, which is good, because DC United paid through the teeth in transfer fee, allocation money, and salary.
Arsene Wenger believes the world of football management is changing, and thinks it won’t be long until we see a female manager in the Premier League. He also thinks management in the future will be more by committee of analysts and scientists than by one soccer specialist.
The English FA plans to enter a women’s team in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, despite the disagreements that prevented one from being formed for the Rio competition.