News in Brief: Women’s Euros, U.S. Open Cup, and More

by on 7 August 2017

It’s been an interesting week, with VAR being instituted in MLS for the first time, some Americans abroad starting their new seasons, as well as other tidbits. Welcome to the new week!

Goal of the day

Christian Pulisic’s takeaway and goal for Borussia Dortmund in preseason gets this week’s nod.

Minnesota news

Andy Greder wrote on how the University of Minnesota’s experience with the Vikings influenced their negotiations with MNUFC, requiring the Loons to display U of M field markings for several games.

The University of Minnesota women’s soccer team won its first game of 2017.

Meg Ryan at the Star Tribune interviewed Kyndra de St. Aubin about her role with MNUFC.

Andy Greder spoke with several Loons about their tattoos.

Three NPSL North Conference players —Martin Browne, Jr. (Minneapolis City), Kyle Farrar (Duluth FC), and Jade Johnson (FC Fargo) — were named to the NPSL Midwest Region Best XI.

Johnson, who scored 17 goals in 13 games, drew further accolade and was named the Football Manager NPSL Player of the Year.

Matthew Doyle broke down the defensive issues that have plagued MNUFC throughout the season.

News abroad

Digital Sports Media writes on how buying a player can bring new fans as well as new abilities.

The Dutch Women’s Soccer team won the Euros.

…and the final featured an awesome atmosphere.

Around MLS

Steve Brisendine looked at the first-ever use of VAR in MLS.

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