American soccer returns (we think).
The NWSL Challenge Cup, located in Utah, is set to begin Saturday, June 27th. The opening match will feature the North Carolina Courage versus the Portland Thorns. Kickoff is set for 11:30 a.m. central time, airing on CBS. The tournament will run through July 26th. The finale will also air on CBS. Tim & Brodee share how you can see the remainder of the tournament for free. They’ll also talk about the tournament’s format.
UPDATE: Due to several positive COVID-19 tests, the Orlando Pride have decided to not participate in the Challenge Cup.
Major League Soccer is expected to return July 8th. The tournament will be located in Orlando, Florida. The group stage will feature five groups of four teams and a sixth group with six teams. The guys give an overview of the tourney.
Last week saw the official birth of the MLS Black Players Coalition. Tim & Brodee discuss some of the reasoning behind its formation & how its existence could be critical to growing the game.
The USL owners and the USLPA came to a return to play agreement. The USL Championship is expected to restart July 11th. It’s aim is to return soccer to home stadiums. The guys talk about the logistics which must worked out to make it all happen.
Oh, and we have a manatee spotting from one of our new favorite players! His story is far better than Tim’s encounter with an opossum in his house.
Internationally, the Coppa Italia has a winner! Who gets a pass to the Super Coppa? Italy also has its share of Serie A matches. Tim & Brodee have the recap.
It’s a razor-thin margin separating the top two in La Liga. A dull draw and a handball controversy highlight the the past week.
A couple of young Americans got a good taste of the Bundesliga this past weekend. Fans liked what they saw!
Tim & Brodee also have a look at the transfer rumor mill.
In the meantime, fingers crossed that American soccer returns.