That’s forward Rosella Ayane at the top today.
Ramble of the Day
Let’s have fun with a question this Tuesday: What’s a team whose aesthetic you like, either in terms of kit design or main color scheme?
There are a couple of quick answers for me. I’ve always been partial to yellow, and while there are many shades of yellow in the football world, I think my favorite shade belongs to the Columbus Crew. It’s bright enough without diving into highlighter territory, and works well paired with a little bit of black. (As a result, it’s a total shame the Crew opted to make their home shirt this season white.) It does not always guarantee great kits, but if I’m just talking about that shade of yellow, it’s one I like a lot.
The other one that sprung to mind is Racing Louisville, the NWSL expansion side joining the league this year. It’s still early days — the team hasn’t even debuted its first kit yet — but they easily have the most uniquely wonderful color combination I’ve seen in the sport. Light purple is a rare primary color for a football team, and it pairs really nicely with a darker purple. It also, surprisingly, pairs well with a very light mint green. I’m really looking forward to seeing what they do in terms of a kit, but I live with the belief that great colors don’t always mean a great kit, and every team has bad kits at least occasionally. At the very least, the colors are undoubtedly strong and this scarf shows that off.
tl;dr: Name a football club that you think has a good aesthetic or color scheme.
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Links of the Day
Wolves’ Rui Patrício is conscious after getting a concussion in Monday’s match against Liverpool.
FIFA opened disciplinary cases against three Russian footballers suspected of doping.
Zoran Mamić resigned as Dinamo Zagreb manager after being sentenced to more than four years in prison.
Wigan will be sold to UK-based company Phoenix 2021 Limited.
Valencia’s Yunus Musah will represent the US at the international level; he was eligible to play for England, Ghana, and Italy.
A longer read: Tariq Panja on Fenerbahçe’s unfounded allegation that BeIN Sports is conspiring against the club, and how it may jeopardize a new Süper Lig tv deal for The New York Times