So, it's been a slow week of USMNT and USWNT news. We're sort of in a holding pattern until the Copa America kicks off in less than a month and then the Olympics a month or so after it ends. We received a few suggestions in the comments about things to try out on the blog.
One of the biggest suggestions was to do a staff Q&A. While that's a great idea, that's usually a once in a every few months thing. Which means that if someone misses out on the question asking portion of the piece they have to wait months to try again and by then it may not even be relevant.
During the weekends there's a lot of stuff going on. We have MLS, NWSL, NASL, Liga MX, European leagues, etc. playing matches. National team players all over the world playing. As soccer fans you are likely watching many matches yourself whether they feature American players or not. We felt it would be an interesting experiment to try out an open thread during this time.
Basically the idea is to combine the idea of a Q&A and an open thread. This post will be here for you to ask us questions, talk about anything interesting happening in the soccer world, or simply chat with fellow American soccer fans while you watch the biggest matches of the weekend.
Hope you like this idea. Head to the comments and give us feedback, ask questions about the USMNT or USWNT, or just talk among yourselves. Our panel of non experts are online to answer all your questions.
Notable matches on TV this weekend:
Sunderland (Yedlin) vs. Chelsea (Miazga) - Saturday, 10:00 a.m., USA Network
Eintracht Frankfurt (Chandler) vs. Borussia Dortmund (Pulisic) - Saturday, 9:30 a.m., FS1
LA Galaxy (Zardes) vs. New England Revolution (Nguyen) - Sunday, 3:30 p.m., ESPN
All NWSL games on YouTube
All MLS games on MLS Live