Welcome to the Saturday edition of Lion Links! Well, it's been a busy week for the organization. There's been quite a bit of expansion, and that means plenty to read. Let's get to it!
Orlando Pride Already Inspiring Youth Academy Girls
In very short order, Orlando City added the Orlando Pride, and rumor has it the club will soon acquire Alex Morgan. While this is exciting for many of us, for the girls at the Orlando City Youth Academy, it's inspiring. They now have a goal, and a destination. The organization that has been using the MLS team as motivation for the lads, now has an NWSL team for the girls to aspire to reach. They may even get to get on the field with the pros.
World Cup on Display
Speaking of the USWNT, they are coming to the Citrus Bowl for a friendly against Brazil. Just as importantly, the World Cup Winner's Trophy is going to be on display at various locations and times for supporters to come see it in person. Fans can even get their picture taken with the trophy. So come out, see the trophy, and support your World Cup-winning USWNT.
With World Cup qualifying next month, and the USMNT in a state of disarray, who will make the roster? This is an in-depth look at each position, as well as what it could all mean for the team and their suddenly beleaguered coach. Most importantly for Orlando City supporters, will post-injury Brek Shea be back in Jurgen Klinsmann's plans?
Copa Americana Centenario Confirmed for U.S. in 2016
While this should have been confirmed months ago, it's finally, definitely, for certain, confirmed. Yesterday, the U.S. Soccer Federation announced that the U.S. will host the 16-team tournament, celebrating 100 years for the first continental championship. The field will consist of CONCACAF AND CONMEBOL teams, including the United States.
English Premier League: 10 Things this Weekend
Head across the pond and check out what the English Premier League has to offer this weekend. Matches to watch include West Ham vs. Chelsea, Arsenal vs. Everton, and an old favorite of Pride Pub, West Bromwich Albion at Norwich. You remember the Baggies, right?
And Finally...Kaká and Clown!
I'm going to let this one speak for itself.
Yep, not much to say after that one. Go Lions!