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Lion Links: 4/11/16



Good Monday morning, Mane Landers. As we move on from the results from this past weekend, let's take comfort that this time next week, we'll be talking about the results for both of our men's teams and our women's team's first regular season match. The countdown for the Pride's match against Portland will have several key events this week, as the team finalizes the roster and finally reveals the kits. The Mane Land will have all the latest news as it breaks. As for how my fantasy team is doing, well, let's just have a moment of silence for my team.

Okay, so let's check out today's links.

USWNT Sweeps Colombia

The start of the week saw the United States Women’s National Team taking on Colombia in the City of Brotherly Love. Julie Johnston scored a brace as the USWNT toppled Colombia, 3-0, which is a respectable result for the visitors since the match prior ended 7-0. Our national team players now make their way back to their NWSL teams. Head Coach Jill Ellis has stated she will be watching how her players perform and use their performance to make her Olympic roster selection. One of the battles for a roster spot will involve Alyssa Naeher and Pride goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris. It’s a great time to be a fan of women’s soccer, right?

Equal Pay For Equal Play

In additional to playing for the USWNT this weekend, Carli Lloyd penned an editorial for the New York Times, discussing her views on the current struggles between U.S. Soccer and the women’s team. If you aren’t sure on how the women have been treated, Lloyd’s piece definitely breaks it down. Also this weekend, Becky Sauerbrunn stated in an interview, the WNT players have not ruled out boycotting the Olympics if an agreement between the team and the federation doesn’t get worked out. I think we all hope to see things resolve soon.

FC Cincinnati Want Its Banner Back

FC Cincinnati had its inaugural home opener this weekend, scoring a 2-1 victory against the Charlotte Independence. The first goal was a storybook scissor kick and the supporters headed home happy. Everything was coming up roses, except this morning one of the banners the team had put up was stolen. According to the team, it would cost $10,000 to replace the banner, so they would like it back, no questions asked. Stay classy, Cincinnati.

English Premier League Wrap-up

Finally, the EPL is coming to close and it’s been a magical season for Leicester City, who clinched a place in Champions League and it was so emotional that it moved manager Claudio Ranieri to tears. On the heels of the Foxes, Tottenham kept pace by having six amazing minutes against Manchester United. The manager for the Red Devils, Louis Van Gaal has apologized to all Tottenham Hotspur fans for picking Manchester United as the team he was going to manage over them. Seems like everything worked out for everyone.

Well, that's all the links for today. Keep roaring, Mane Landers.


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