The United States Women's National Team has arrived in Columbus for tonight's friendly match against New Zealand at Crew Stadium. As always, the Stars and Stripes have many strong connections with the area, but one USWNT player has a special bond with the Black & Gold. As Adam Jardy writes in this morning's Columbus Dispatch, Carli Lloyd and Crew rookie Ryan Finley have been training together for years.
Yesterday, soccer fans in Columbus got the chance to watch their favorite female soccer stars in action when the U.S. Women's National Team held an open practice at Crew Stadium. Fans got in on the action by snapping pictures and posting them on social media with the hashtag #USWNT. Also, you can take a look at the photo gallery from the training session on TheCrew.com.
Soccer By Ives takes a look at an Associated Press report that discusses a potential MLS return to Miami. Read more about what the former MLS star may be bringing his talents to South Beach, but this time, as a team owner.