Happy Utah day everyone! On to the fireworks from the weekend.
- The Mike Petke press conference has received very wide coverage - take your pick!: Goal.com, Deseret News, Kansas City Star, ESPN, SL Tribune, The Score, our sister blog - NYRB’s Once A Metro, Soccer America, Good4Utah and KSL news, Eurosport, Football88, Reddit’s r/MLS comment thread, and even Major League Soccer’s own website (which could foreshadow the punishment since they usually just ignore such things).
- Soccer By Ives recap of the match.
- RSL vs Manchester United was the 16th most watched game in the US last week!
- Chandler Hoffman aiming to be a difference maker for the Monarchs.
- Vote for Kyle Beckerman in Goal of the Week for his blast vs Portland.
- The Video Assistant Referee system will either be a wonderful addition, or a complete mess.
- New England Revolution’s Kei Kamara goes on a rant after being fined for wearing the wrong socks.
- Which MLS coaches should be most worried about their jobs.
- Orlando is hoping to trade with Kansas City for Dom Dwyer.
- A new snag for Miami Beckham’s FC, a wealthy neighbor has filed suit to stop the stadium.
- Remember the Burn, Clash and Wizards? Why did MLS teams change to more “European” names?
Other US Leagues
- NASL/USL expansion tracker for July 2017.
- A new USL team for San Francisco may be in the works.
- USL will split into 3 conferences before 2019 season.
- Dominant win over Costa Rica shows USA is the favorite to win Gold Cup.
- Three takeaway’s from the US win.
- El Salvador’s players banned after biting incidents vs USMNT.
- La Liga has released it’s schedule for 2017-18.
- Before FIFA president Infantino disbanded the Ethics Committee, they were investigating him.
- The English Women’s team beat Spain in the Women’s EURO Championship.
- In what is likely the biggest shock result of the Gold Cup, Jamaica beat Mexico 1-0. Jamaica will face the US on July 26th.
- Neymar scored 2 goals vs Juventus in New Jersey. Here’s the first:
- Here’s a different remix of Petke’s comments.