At the top today is defender Asmita Ale.
Ramble of the Day
There’s going to be a new manager in town, and we should celebrate with some music. I’m not going to set up a formal playlist (unless a large group of you genuinely want it), but I do have a song I want to share.
When Fabrizio Romano tweeted his iconic catchphrase “here we go” on the news that Antonio Conte would be the new Tottenham manager, someone in the Cartilage Free Captain writers’ room shared NSYNC’s 1997 single “Here We Go,” and it really feels like it meets the moment.
There are so many here we gos in “Here We Go” that it makes me wonder if Romano knows about the song. I think it perfectly complements the way Romano uses the phrase, and maybe he should use it as the opening song of his podcast. I’d imagine the rights can’t be that expensive — it’s an old song from a group that’s been inactive for more than a decade.
tl;dr: Here we go, from Fabrizio Romano to NSYNC.
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Links of the Day
Barcelona’s Sergio Agüero will miss three months following the results of a cardiological exam.
Mexico will play its next two home 2022 World Cup qualifiers behind closed doors after supporters used an anti-gay chant.
Karina LeBlanc is the new Portland Thorns general manager.
A longer read: Rory Smith on the dilemma the game’s biggest clubs create by preferring to hire former players as managers for The New York Times