Colombia and France advance, Charlotte survives in Houston: The Starting Lineup, Aug 8
1- Las Cafeteras of Colombia have reached the World Cup quarterfinal for the first time in their history, outlasting Jamaica 1-0 this morning. Catalina Usme's goal was enough as Colombia will next see tournament favorites England on Saturday morning at 6:30am.
2- France expectedly defeated Morocco 4-0 to complete the quarterfinal lineup at the Women's World Cup. Eugénie Le Sommer added two more goals to her stellar career total in the win. They will face Australia on Saturday morning at 3am. (Reuters)
3- Charlotte FC advanced in the Leagues Cup to face Inter Miami on Friday night in Fort Lauderdale. It was a wild second half as the Houston Dynamo opened the scoring through Corey Baird early in the match, but Charlotte kept fighting for the equalizer. They ended up finding it in the 80th minute through Patrick Agyemang, who was able to round a defender and the goalkeeper. They found the go-ahead goal a few seconds after the ensuing the kickoff, when Micael tried to pass back to goalkeeper Steve Clark, but ended up putting it into his own net instead.
4- Querétaro bounced back after conceding a second half equalizer in New England to defeat the Revolution in the penalty shootout to advance to the Leagues Cup quarterfinals. They'll face the winner of tonight's Philadelphia vs. NY Red Bulls match in Chester, PA. (Leagues Cup)
5- The Sunday morning loss by the USWNT to Sweden in the Round of 16 at the Women’s World Cup averaged a combined English- and Spanish-language audience of 2.79 million viewers. (AP)
6- On this day in music history, Madonna went to #1 on the US charts with "This Used to Be My Playground" from the movie "A League of Their Own".
7- On this day in soccer history, Eric Cantona scored a hat trick at Wembley Stadium for Leeds United as they defeated Liverpool in the Charity Shield match.
8- Nigeria's women's national team enlists the aid of FIFPRO in their pay dispute with the Nigerian FA. The dispute goes back to payments that are still owed from 2021 through today. (ESPN)
9- Bayern Munich are expected to try one more time to get Harry Kane away from Tottenham ahead of the start of the Premier League this weekend. (AS)
10- Get to know KI Klaksvik, the club from the Faroe Islands that will be playing European competition this season in the group stage of one of UEFA's competitions. (BBC)
11- Only 3 clubs have been able to register all of their players in La Liga at this point (Real Madrid, Athletic Club and Atletico Madrid). The season starts on Friday. Alaves (12 players registered) and Barcelona (13 players) are the clubs in the worst situation currently. (COPE in Spanish)