After embarrassing me by losing 5-2 on aggregate to Monterrey in the Champions League, the Columbus Crew has rightfully decided to rebrand itself as a hockey stick manufacturer. The 2020 MLS Cup champion will säkər no more, instead turning its collective efforts to providing Sidney Crosby with the finest of lumber.
The New Columbus Logo
The world was prepared for mass dissent at Old Trafford ahead of Manchester United’s hosting of Liverpool in Premier League action on Sunday with The Manchester Evening News predicting over 10,000 fans outside the ground in protest of Glazer ownership and their failed European Super League coup d'état.
The Clásico Rosarino (“Rosario derby”) between Rosario Central and Newell’s Old Boys was briefly interrupted on Sunday night by a low-hanging drone carrying a Rosario flag.
In ordinary times, the feat would’ve been roared on by over 40,000 inside Rosario’s El Gigante. However, the drone’s fate was more somber on Sunday as Lucas Gamba snatched it out of the air and dragged it to the sidelines.
OL Reign beat the Chicago Red Stars 3-2 in one of the more entertaining NWSL Challenge Cup games of the year on Tuesday night. Tziarra King had an assist and scored the late winner, further cementing her as my second favorite NWSL player (just behind of my fellow Aggie Shea Groom).
But what stood out more than King’s heroics or Mal Pugh’s first goal since 2019 was the continued misgendering of Reign midfielder Quinn by NWSL announcers. It was made all the worse by the announcers making damn sure they used the correct surnames for recently married players.
The rise of social media has been incredible for sports fans for a variety reasons, most notably the ability to stir up memories of obscure players randomly making exceptional plays.
This network of nostalgia is great for the soul, but the consequence is that players with a catalog that includes a couple of great goals suddenly become hyped beyond belief — which in turn often causes us to forget truly how great the top players were.