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Major Link Soccer: A brace in her debut isn’t enough for Rose Lavelle

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Lots of Cup action both World and Open, and Irvin Parra makes a regrettable post.

USA v Thailand: Group F - 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup France Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images

Women’s World Cup

World Cup: US women did what was necessary in blowing out Thailand
The U.S. women beat Thailand 13-0 in its World Cup opener. How’s that any different than a college football team running up the score?

A 13-0 World Cup Rout? Thailand Is as Proud as Ever - The New York Times
The women’s loss to the United States produced the most lopsided score in World Cup history. But soccer fans in Thailand say they were just happy their team was there.

Women’s World Cup: Becky Sauerbrunn, basketball star? It’s true!
Sauerbrunn’s athletic achievements went far beyond the soccer field. Sauerbrunn also played volleyball and basketball at Ladue High School.

What Rose Lavelle’s 2-goal World Cup debut felt like to her - SBNation.com
Rose Lavelle’s World Cup debut came in a record-setting blowout in which she scored a brace ... and the 24-year-old still says she has work to do.

USA soccer star Megan Rapinoe refuses to sing national anthem before World Cup match | TheHill
U.S. soccer star Megan Rapinoe did not join her teammates in singing the national anthem before the team’s opening match against Thailand in the Women’s World Cup on Tuesday.

Pity the poor man who’s had the Women’s World Cup shoved down his throat | The Guardian
From Mr Inferior Product to Mr I Prefer Parks, the tournament has caused a cosmic imbalance that we must redress

How Argentina stole the heart of a Nadeshiko fan - All For XI
Japan and Argentina played a game that changed many expectations around who they are as teams.

Three Results Reviewed: This World Cup Has Been A Blast So Far - Backline Soccer
Pre World Cup can be a bit of a slog. This World Cup has been a summer rain washing the pollen out of the air.

US Open Cup

Charleston Battery Statement on Open Cup Rescheduling

Last-gasp Wayne Rooney penalty sends D.C. United through in US Open Cup - Black And Red United
Wayne Rooney’s 120th minute goal sees United through.

Loons attack rejuvenated in 4-1 Open Cup victory over SKC - E Pluribus Loonum
A brace from Darwin Quintero and goals from Angelo Rodriguez and Ethan Finlay blazed the way.

New York City 4, North Carolina 0 - Hudson River Blue
NYCFC make easy work of the former RailHawks.

Kljestan’s Brace Leads Lions Into Fifth Round - The Mane Land
Robin Jansson opened his Orlando City account as the Lions advance although it wasn’t the prettiest game.

NWSL / Women’s Soccer

W-League, NWSL keen to grow ties | The Women's Game
More Australians could be heading to National Women's Soccer League if talks to link up the W-League and America's top women's competition are successful.

“Britain’s Youngest Football Boss” is a story of who’s allowed to have power - All For XI
When a teenager can be a Managing Director of a women’s team but a grown woman can’t be a coach of a men’s team.

Men’s Soccer

Las Vegas Lights FC striker Irvin Parra out Saturday after comments | Soc Takes
LV Lights FC forward Irvin Parra won't suit up with his teammates Saturday against New Mexico United after making an accusatory post aimed at his own club.

$1 BEER NIGHT? FORGET IT! LIGHTS FC ANNOUNCE $2 TEQUILA NIGHT!