- Brooks Lennon and Sebastian Saucedo seizing the opportunity to impress.
- Did everyone get a chance to see the news about RSL’s new coach? If not - why haven’t you been reading the Soapbox? However don’t expect to see him on the sideline this Saturday vs Minnesota. Can Mike Petke help RSL repair it’s image?
- MUFC vs RSL match guide by MLS.
- John Stertzer has landed a position with NYCFC.
- Satire files - Chicago fans arrested for shouting FIRE at airport.
- Quite a few European team scouts are in Dallas ahead of the CCL match vs Pachuca.
- Injury reports - in addition to LAG’s Lletget, Atlanta’s Joseph Martinez is out with a quad injury, and Montreal’s Ignacio Piatti is out with a groin injury.
- MLS is once again the most diverse league in North America.
- A positive result for the USMNT as Honduras and Costa Rica tie, and 3 takeaways from the US-Panama game.
- Is it time for the USMNT to move on from Jermaine Jones?
- Winners and Losers from the FIFA window.
- USL is doubling down on keeping Division 2 rating, and PRO/REL fans will have something new to talk about.
- Wayne Rooney warned that playing in MLS would not be “easy money”.
- World Cup Qualifying Update - Asian and Oceana teams make progress.
- Video Assistant Referee came into play during friendly between France and Spain.
- FIFA has announced the proposed confederation allocations for the 48-team 2026 World Cup.
- Sepp Blatter reportedly told Michel Platini that he’d be “his last scalp”.
In a facepalm moment, a reporter asked newly arrived Bastian Schweinsteiger if the Fire can win the World Cup.
Here’s the Mike Petke interview on becoming coach (longer version).