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Steven Goff

Steven Goff

Washington Post reporter. Spends too much time in stadiums. Mixed-zone warrior. Collector of life experiences. Email: steven.goff@washpost.com

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Racing Louisville FC names Irishman Christy Holly as head coach of 2021 expansion side, leaving the number of female coaches in the 10-team National Women's Soccer League at 1 (Sky Blue's Freya Coombe). #nwsl 

Champions League quarterfinal between FC Barcelona and Bayern Munich on Friday moves from UniMas to Univision. (CBS will go with CBS All Access only.)

Perspective | MLS’s Florida tournament was Disney fantasy. Now teams return home to the pandemic’s reality. My column:

MLS: 102 tests at bubble hotel, 0 positives, extending its perfect streak to ~ four weeks.

FC Dallas says distance between groups of fans at Toyota Stadium extended to 3 seats (was 2). Stadium divided into Blue Fan Zone and Red Fan Zone. Guests allowed to enter/exit and watch in their zone. Max capacity now ~ 3,000: 1,500 spread across 9,000 seats in each zone. #mls 

Americans abroad goal scorers today: @rachelbloznalis  for Djurgarden at Pitea in Sweden @AndrijaNovakov3  for Frosinone at Pordenone in Italy

D.C. United close to acquiring Axel Sjöberg from Columbus Crew for Emmanuel Boateng#dcu  #crew96  #mls 


MLS announced attendance this weekend: Atlanta 72,035 NYC: 26,221 Orlando: 24,038 Salt Lake: 20,706 NY Red Bulls: 18,374 Houston: 16,082 Chicago: 14,021 New England: 13,305 Columbus: 11,098

Altidore: "My girl is mad at me. She’s mad at me, she’s mad at Romero. She’s like ‘Only I can bite u, only I can grab your nipples.’ #usmnt 

Argentina completed 757 passes. Bolivia completed 61. Guess who won? Match report: #copaamerica 

Top markets for ESPN's coverage of MLS playoff matches: 1. Columbus 2. Seattle 3. Atlanta 4. Dayton 5. Portland 6. Cincinnati 7. Nashville 8. Albuquerque 9. Knoxville 10. Norfolk

U.S. Soccer and Soccer United Marketing are, indeed, looking into "possibility" of bringing non-World Cup sides such as Italy, Netherlands, Ghana, Chile to U.S. next summer for tournament or series of matches. Probably a longshot but worth a try.

NWSL final did very well on over-the-air network TV: 653,000 viewers on CBS. (The June 27 opener on CBS drew 527K.) Via @ShowBuzzDaily :

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When Golden Ball winner @mPinoe ⁩ arrives at Lyon airport for #uswnt  charter to NYC ...