• Last week’s Seattle Reign-Sky Blue FC tilt will go down as one of the greatest NWSL games ever. It was 1-0 Seattle at halftime before the Reign scored three more goals in the opening 12 minutes of the second half to take a 4-0 lead. Sky Blue responded with four goals in 20 minutes. But Seattle’s Megan Rapinoe completed her hat trick in the 87th minute, giving Seattle a 5-4 victory.
• It will be interesting to see what happens with FC Kansas City striker Sydney Leroux. Her husband, Dom Dwyer, was traded from Sporting Kansas City to Orlando City last week. Leroux, who requested a trade to Kansas City to be in the same place as her husband, told reporters that she’s not thinking about doing the same to try to get to Orlando. Sports trades tear families apart all the time. It’s rare, though, to have on-field issues affecting both sides of the marriage.
• Los Angeles FC announced that former United States national team manager Bob Bradley will be its first coach when it starts play in 2018. Bradley, widely seen as one of the best American managers ever, will have LAFC’s very deep pockets backing up what should be a successful return to MLS.