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in case any of you get bored this summer with no men’s club football there’s this league called the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) that some of the best female footballers play in with 10 different teams (and hopefully more to come) situated all around the US:
Portland Thorns FC
FC Kansas City
Houston Dash
Seattle Reign FC
Sky Blue FC
Washington Spirit
Chicago Red Stars
Boston Breakers
Orlando Pride
North Carolina Courage

some of these women are World Cup winners and the best female footballer (Marta) now plays in this league as well. it’s entertaining as hell, just as entertaining as men’s football if not more, and it’d be great as fuck if more people would give women’s football a chance, especially women as talented as the ones in this league. it costs literally nothing to watch at least one game how wild is that lmao and there are games every weekend that get streamed on the go90 app and website, as well as the NWSL website. there’s also a game of the week that airs live on Lifetime every Saturday (usually at 4pm EST).

Ernesto Valverde is the new FC Barcelona coach

Ernesto Valverde is the new FC Barcelona coach. The 53 year old former Barça player was previously Athletic Club Bilbao coach and he will take over for the 2017/18 season. Valverde will be presented on Thursday as FC Barcelona coach along with his assistant Jon Aspiazu and former blaugrana José Antonio Pozanco who will be the fitness coach.

The FC Barcelona president commented in the press conference to announce the new coach that “today I have spoken personally with Valverde and he is happy and excited about the challenge of coaching Barça.”

Furthermore, the president added: “Valverde has the ability, the knowledge and the experience. He promotes players from the youth teams and he has a style and a way of working like ours. He has a philosophy of the game that is very Barça and he is a hard worker. Also, he is passionate about applying technology to both training and matches.”

This will be Ernesto Valverde’s second spell at the Club, his first coming as a player between 1988 and 1990. The new Barça coach won the European Cup Winners’ Cup and the Copa del Rey in his two seasons as part of Johan Cruyff’s squad, playing 29 games and scoring 10 goals in official competition.

Okay but Newts Mom was a Ravenclaw, Newts Dad was a Slytherin, Newts brother was a Gryffindor and when Newt sat down on that stood the Sorting Hat smiles and said “I know just where to put you”.
AND DURING THE SUMMER THE FAMILY WOULD CHORES FOR “HOUSE POINTS” AND ON THE LAST DAY BEFORE SCHOOL THEY WOULD TALLY UP THE POINTS AND THEY WOULD DECORATE THE HOUSE IN THE WINNERS HOUSE COLORS AND THEY WOULD EAT THAT PERSONS FAVORITE MEAL AND THEY MADE THEIR OWN LITTLE HOUSE CUP THAT THE WINNER GO TO KEEP IN THEIR ROOM.
I LOVE THE SCAMANDER FAMILY.

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Imagine Bitty goes pro too but not on the Falcs. He and Jack have to face each on the ice.

—mermann! Mr. Zimmermann! This will be the first time you’ll be facing off your husband on ice. Are you prepared?”

“The team and I have prepared for this match just as we do every other match. We will do our best and I’m sure the Falconers will do the same.”

Are you nervous?

“As nervous as I’ve been for any other match.”

“—and that’s all the time we have, ladies and gentlemen.” Coach cuts in. “Thank you for coming.”

Bitty gets up and Brady nudges, grinning like a fool when he looks over. Bitty cannot help the blush that rises up his cheeks. Most of the press questions have been about Jack and Bitty had tried his best to answer them neutrally as he can.

Truth is, he’s nervous as hell, but that’s to be expected. He’d been nervous going up against the Aces last time too even though Kent is a friend now. He figures it’s a normal response when facing off against Stanley Cup winners.

Bitty grins as he slips on his gear. He hasn’t seen Jack for a while between games. They hadn’t been lucky enough to be playing near each other. It’s something they’d prepared for and honestly, not that different than when he was at Samwell, but it’s still hard. They’re both exhausted all the time and even though they try to make the effort to Skype each other as much as possible, some days all they want to do is sleep. They try to be understanding, but they’re both human as well.

“Bitty! Your boy is here to see you!” Zucc calls out and the locker room erupts into kissy noises and chirps.

Oh Lord…

But Bitty can’t remain embarrassed when Jack’s watching him from the doorway. Bitty finishes and walks over to his husband, ignoring the cat calls.

Jack smiles at him.

He looks so good. He’s in uniform, helmet in hand and he’s here and he looks so damn good.

No. Bitty, focus.

Bitty holds out a fist.

Jack grins as he taps it.

Kreids groans from behind him. “Just kiss and get it over with already!”

“Why? Wanna watch, Kreids?” Bitty chirps back despite the blood rushing to his ears and rolls his eyes when the boys chorus a drawn-out oooooooooooooo. “Y’all are children. Jack, I’ll see you later, honey. You should get back.”

“Good luck, Bits.” Jack squeezes his shoulder before leaving.

“You too, sweetheart. See ya on the ice.”

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Bastian: (to the reporter) You have to speak in Bavarian.

Reporter: No, I don’t speak Bavarian but, you know, congratulations for this world cup.

(to Muller) You were…This was supposed to…You were the top striker of the whole world championship. How does this make you feel?

Muller: Das interessiert mich nicht der Scheißdreck. Weltmeister san ma. Den Pott hamm’ ma. Den Scheiß mit dem Goldenen Schuh kannst du hinter die Ohren schmieren. 

(trans: I don’t give a shit about this. We are the champions. We won the trophy. You can rub that golden boot shit behind your ears) *then leaves*

Reporter: Can you translate what [Thomas] said?

Bastian: He said you’re beautiful and he’s happy to win the tittle.

LOOOOOOOOOL