Happy Friday, Mane Landers! Another hectic weekend lies ahead with Orlando City facing the New England Revolution, against whom they already played just days ago in that controversial 2-2 draw. Moreover, the Pride will be striving to secure a second consecutive win against Chicago Red Stars.
According to reports in Italy, SS Lazio (AS Roma's rivals and Rome's first club), are eyeing Canadian international Cyle Larin as a possible option at striker ahead of next season. With Miroslav Klose set to leave the club, Balde Keita's contract still not renewed, and Ricardo Kishna having a miserable season, Larin would be a huge acquisition for Claudio Lotito's club, which has not yet confirmed Simone Inzaghi as coach for next season, despite hiring him for the final matches of the season. In addition, rumors last night swirled about Aurelien Collin possibly being on the move to New York Red Bulls soon. Stay tuned for more as these stories develop.
Kaká as an Example on Staying Healthy?
Head Coach Adrian Heath and midfielder Cristian Higuita talked about the importance of having a healthy squad throughout the season and they turned the spotlight on captain Kaká, despite him being 34 years old now and having already missed four games. He still takes care of himself and leads by example, however, Kaká has only featured in a couple of games for Orlando this season. Hence, health is actually a concern for the Brazilian. Weird story.
Christian Pulisic to be Called up for Copa America?
The hype on Christian Pulisic is increasing day after day and the rumors about a possible call up by Jurgen Klinsmann for this summer's Copa America Centenario are becoming more real. Recently, Borussia Dortmund's coach Thomas Tuchel has underlined that the American is now an integrated part of the German side. We just hope he is not the new Freddy Adu.
Historical Match for the U-16 USWNT
The U-16 USWNT has become the first USWNT at any level to have encountered a team from the Middle East. This match occurred in Jesolo, Italy, where the U.S. side met Iran in the first edition of the International Women's Tournament of Gradisca, with the Americans emerging victorious, 6-0.
Villareal Pay Tribute to Hillsborough Victims
It was an emotional week for Liverpool fans as they eagerly waited for the final decision on the Hillsborough incident's case after almost 30 years. Yesterday evening, Liverpool faced Spanish side Villareal in their UEFA Europa League semi-final away at the Madrigal and the Spanish fans put up a classy tribute to the 96 victims.
Take a look at the photo below!
That's all for today! Have a nice weekend and stay tuned to The Mane Land for coverage of Orlando City at New England on Saturday, as well as the Pride at the Red Stars and OCB vs. Montreal on Sunday.