At the top today is forward Jessica Naz.
Ramble of the Day
Yesterday’s match sucked, didn’t it? If you’re looking for the change of pace, here’s an exercise in positivity: What’s a nice thing you did recently?
It’s a pretty easy answer for me: I got vaccinated against COVID-19 on Saturday! I promise I did not come up with the topic to brag about it. (The true reason is that the side effects made me a little bit slow to write this up yesterday, but I figured we could use the moment to spark some lighter conversation.)
All things considered, it’s probably the highlight of the last year for me and I imagine it is for a number of others.
tl;dr: What’s a nice thing you did recently? I got my COVID-19 vaccine!
Stay informed, read this: Ben Osborne on artist Raafi Rivero, who uses sports imagery to pay tribute to Black victims of violence for The New York Times
Links of the Day
Derby’s Colin Kazim-Richards was racially abused on social media over the weekend.
The NWSL opened an investigation after the Chicago Red Stars’ Sarah Gorden said she and her boyfriend were racially profiled by a security guard.
Leicester’s Ayoze Pérez, James Maddison, and Hamza Choudhury were left out of the team against West Ham after breaking COID-19 protocols by attending a party at Pérez’s home.
Galatasaray’s Radamel Falcao underwent surgery to repair a facial bone fracture from a head collision during training.
Grimsby’s Stefan Payne will not play again this season after head-butting teammate Filipe Morais over the weekend.
A longer read: Louise Taylor interviews England’s Karen Bardsley on a career rebound after a hamstring injury that kept her out for 15 months and a loan move to OL Reign for the Guardian