That’s goalkeeper Aurora Mikalsen at the top today.
Ramble of the Day
It’s still the early days of Black History Month, but one thing I’ve enjoyed so far is how the Black Women’s Player Collective has chosen to celebrate. The group was created by Black players in the NWSL last year, and has so far been a group focused on celebrating Black female players in the game and performing actions like building mini-pitches to give children of color better access to the game.
For Black History Month, though, the group has decided to spotlight important Black people in history who deserved a bigger spotlight.
I’m giving this a quick recommendation because the group is providing solid introductions to these accomplished and fascinating people. It’s just another great way athletes and other famous people have been using their platform, and like I mentioned, I’ve been enjoying the spotlight so far.
Links of the Day
Southampton’s Alexandre Jankewitz was racially abused on social media after the team’s loss against Manchester United.
Ajax’s record signing Sebastien Haller was mistakenly left off the team’s Europa League roster.
Brazilian club Santos is investigating a former club advisor for suggesting female footballers should be “beaten.”
A longer read: Steven Goff on Washington Spirit rookie Trinity Rodman’s adjustment as NWSL preseason begins, and being mentored by World Cup winner Briana Scurry for The Washington Post