My honest opinion about this season’s third kit is that it’s the right kind of ugly and this season’s collection of kits is very memorable.
Ramble of the Day
I’m an enjoyer of epic own goals. Most likely, a large number of you are fans of epic own goals. Here’s an all-timer of an own goal, courtesy of Lazio goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha.
OWN GOAL OF THE WEEK?! pic.twitter.com/TVssBbS7h5— CBS Sports Golazo ⚽️ (@CBSSportsGolazo) September 16, 2021
The own goal is remarkable, but this is also a devastating only goal. You can see it in Strakosha’s reaction, and what makes it even worse is that it was the game’s own goal. Or maybe, because own goals are a measurement of full chaos, that makes the own goal better because everything about it feels catastrophic. You decide!
tl;dr: An all-timer of an own goal, scored by Lazio’s Thomas Strakosha.
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Links of the Day
The Washington Spirit was forced to forfeit a second match for breaking the NWSL’s COVID-19 protocols.
Burnley manager Sean Dyche signed a new four year deal with the club.
The NWSL Players Association became an affiliate of the AFL-CIO, the US’ largest federation of unions.
The FA will launch a four team women’s invitational tournament beginning in February.
Reece James’ medals from this year’s Champions League and Euro finals were stolen when his home was robbed this week.
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