• Woodbury’s Kassey Kallman will once again be carrying the Minnesota banner in the NWSL this season — this time with the Washington Spirit, after an offseason trade from Boston. Plenty of Spirit fans are worried, even though the team made the league final last year. Of the 11 starters from last season, five left Washington in the offseason and two more are out indefinitely with ACL injuries.
• The bombing of the Borussia Dortmund team bus in midweek was shocking. UEFA should be embarrassed that it delayed the match only one day and made Dortmund play barely 24 hours after someone tried to kill the entire team.
• The quick turnaround did give the Borussia Dortmund fans a chance to show off their hospitality, though. Hundreds of fans, using the #bedforawayfans hashtag on Twitter, took in Monaco fans for the night so that they could stay for the game the next day. In a week when visiting team fans caused trouble at two other European matches, it was nice to see fans coming together in Germany.