Happy Friday footy fans! We’ve got some great pre-weekend reading for you. Tons of English Premier League action to come, highlights from last night’s late-game heart break for the Revs, a compelling feature on US player Herculez Gomez and much more! Here’s your Daily Kick Around.
English Premier League
The race for the title is heating up as the season comes to a close. Manchester United and Manchester City are both fighting for the top spot. While United has the edge at the moment, a loss could swing momentum in City’s direction. Plus, the teams at the bottom are desperately trying to stay out of the relegation zone. Lots to soak in this weekend!
Major League Soccer
FC Dallas and the New England Revolution played a scoreless match for 94 minute last night. But, in the 95th minute, FCD broke the stalemate, notching a late-game winner. A heartbreaker for the Revs, but pure joy for FCD.
Self-proclaimed “former” USMNT player Herculez Gomez wants you know he’s very, very happy playing for Santos Laguna. Seriously. Gomez has been on a goal-scoring tear lately for the Mexican side, and while USMNT fans have been clamoring for him to be called up by Jurgen Klinsmann for the national team, Herc can’t be bothered. Read more about Gomez and where his focus is these days in this great feature from Brian Straus.
Soccer kits these days are becoming more and more innovative. Check out these creative away jerseys from NASL team Minnesota Stars FC.
This feels a bit like tooting my own horn, but it’s all the buzz on Twitter this morning, so I’d be remiss to not link to it. The New York Times featured Women United FC in their Goal.com blog today, an online community for women who love soccer (full disclosure, I am a founder of this site). Check out the great article here!
If you are lucky enough to live near Carson, CA, you might want to mark down April 15 on your calender. A very unique and special event will be taking place at the Home Depot Center that day. Former USMNT and Mexican National Team stars will be facing off in the “Legends Classic.” If you’re in the area, you don’t want to miss this.