News in Brief: Ashlyn Harris, Ethan Finlay, and the Return of the Premier League

by on 14 August 2017

Today’s must-read is a piece in the Orlando Sentinel about the Pride’s keeper Ashlyn Harris, who has an incredible story to tell about her struggle with addiction, depression, and injuries.

Minnesota news

Ethan Finlay is seen as a ‘foundational piece,’ according to’s Jeff Rueter.

Other bits

Matthew Doyle’s Armchair Analyst breaks down why Seattle is so potent in attack.

The English Premier League is back, and the first match day was good fun.

RSL Soapbox reports that the Real Monarchs have signed ex-Loon Danny Cruz, who had played the spring season with NASL newcomers San Francisco Deltas.

Former Loon Stefano Pinho continues to light up the NASL, netting his 10th goal of the year.

Major League Soccer weekend roundup

RSL won 1-0 over the struggling D.C. United

New York City FC blanked LA Galaxy 2-0 for another win

Houston Dynamo downed San Jose 3-0, extending its unbeaten run to six

Philadelphia lost 0-3 to Montreal

New England won 1-0 over the Vancouver Whitecaps

FC Dallas’ 28 shots weren’t enough, as Colorado held on for a 0-0 draw

New York Red Bulls triumphed over Orlando 3-1

The same scoreline saw Columbus down Chicago

Toronto blew out Portland 4-1, strengthening its bid for the Supporters’ Shield

Seattle eked out a 1-0 win over Sporting Kansas City

Blunder of the Day

Ouch. #BlameItOnTheJelly

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