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NEW: World Cup Daily, Day 25. They just don't care. Qatari World Cup organizers don't even hide their apathy over migrant worker deaths, including the most recent one.

Dutch TV asked me last night if I knew who Johan Cruyff was. I told them he was an excellent player for the Washington Diplomats and LA Aztecs.

Would it have been that hard to start Reyna at the No. 9 instead of Ferreira today instead of bringing him on at halftime in a 2-goal hole?

NEW MAILBAG: The United States shouldn’t just play in the 2024 Copa América. The US should host it:

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I know Brazil knows this, but you do not want to go to penalties with Croatia.

Just an incredible designed set-piece goal by the Netherlands.

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Just now: Security guard refusing to let me into the stadium for USA-Wales. “You have to change your shirt. It’s not allowed.”

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Free to read: What happened when Qatar World Cup security detained me for 25 minutes for wearing a t-shirt supporting LGBTQ rights, forcibly took my phone and angrily demanded that I remove my t-shirt to enter the stadium. (I refused.) Story:

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Absolute trash: French DJ Martin Solveig asks Ada Hegerberg to twerk after receiving the first women's Ballon d'Or award. (Love her response, though.) This is the crap female athletes deal with on a daily basis around the world.

"The job of MNT player ... requires a higher level of skill based on speed and strength than does the job of WNT player." — U.S. Soccer FederationChristen Press: (via @espn )

I’m OK, but that was an unnecessary ordeal. Am in the media center, still wearing my shirt. Was detained for nearly half an hour. Go gays 🌈

US men's national team captain Michael Bradley adds to his earlier comments on Trump's #MuslimBan 

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Maven just fired me from Sports Illustrated. No severance. Nothing.

FC Barcelona is not $1 billion in debt due to Covid. It's $1 billion in debt due to bad decisions by the club.

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