Good morning, Mane Landers! I hope this Thursday finds everyone doing well, or as well as can be under the new normal. Let’s go ahead and jump into the links.
João Moutinho’s Soccer IQ
Miguel Gallardo sat down to talk about and analyze João Moutinho’s soccer IQ. We get a chance to relive just how precise Moutinho’s long balls are in helping to create opportunities.
.@migallardo01 is back this time talking João Moutinho's IQ and sweet left foot. @Audi | #VamosOrlando pic.twitter.com/nODH2vEmiX— Orlando City SC (@OrlandoCitySC) April 8, 2020
Orlando Pride’s Executive VP Q&A
Orlando Pride Executive Vice President Amanda Duffy sat down for a question and answer session with fans yesterday. When asked what the defining factor was to leave her position and take on the new challenge here in Orlando, Duffy said,
“It was an exciting announcement and an opportunity that I’m tremendously excited for. Being about 6-7 weeks into the opportunity now, it’s one I continue to be excited about.”
Executive Vice President of Orlando Pride Amanda Duffy is answering your questions. Join us! https://t.co/pJB2EEecWB— Orlando Pride (@ORLPride) April 8, 2020
USWNT and U.S. Soccer File for Court Guidance
The United States Women’s National Team and U.S. Soccer have filed a joint request looking for guidance from the court in how to prepare for the May 5 gender pay discrimination trial. It is the first step in what could potentially delay proceedings. Most witnesses are under stay-at-home orders in various parts of the country, making things more difficult to proceed as planned.
Former OCB Midfielder Ryley Kraft Q&A
22-year-old former Orlando City B midfielder Ryley Kraft of the Richmond Kickers sat down for a question and answer session during which he brought up his time with OCB.
“To be honest I had a very hard decision to make. I was involved with the national team in a camp in Miami where Orlando City B came into the picture. I had to choose to stay and sign with Republic or move to Florida to sign with OCB. Ultimately chose to sign with OCB.”
- With the coronavirus wreaking havoc on the world, FIFA may need to use some of their $2.7 billion to help bail out smaller clubs.
- Leading soccer players call upon the industry to come together amid the COVID-19 crisis.
- Caribbean soccer officials will be appealing FIFA’s decision to remove Caribbean Islands’ soccer president William Wallace.
- Portsmouth FC breaks down what soccer stars really mean in their guide to soccer shorthand.
- The USWNT’s Megan Rapinoe hosts new show “Prodigy” on Quibi.
- Real Salt Lake will furlough some staffers and cut salaries to others.
- The Bundesliga is set to return to action with spectator-free matches in May.
- This is golden content:
Watch this to see an impressive way to spend lockdown...— ITV News Central (@ITVCentral) April 7, 2020
85-year-old Violet Slater from Telford is on target with her football skills!
: Kodi Slater pic.twitter.com/dkzJsjORH2
- Don’t miss the pregame show for today’s USWNT Classic.
Missed us? Good news! @roselavelle, @sammymewy and @emilysonnett are teaming up to talk match day memories, how they’re holding up and much more in a special pre-game show for tomorrow’s #USWNTClassics re-air of vs.— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) April 8, 2020
Kickoff Thursday, 8pm ET on Facebook and YouTube pic.twitter.com/bsnJT1wCrY
That’s going to do it for me today, everyone. Have a great rest of the week and stay safe!