Usually Jaffa Cake is here to provide us with a clever and amusing prologue to our yearly football thread, but seeing as I'm still brooding over Mexico's massively lucky Gold Cup win I'm afraid I won't be able to fill his captious boots in that regard. Nevertheless, the European leagues will begin in less than a month, so this is an auspicious moment to start a new thread (even though MLS continues to chug along for several more months, of course). USA women kicked ass!!! That alone was worth a whole year of suffering through a miserable Liverpool campaign and a very up and down USA men's schedule. Maybe the Crew will make the playoffs this fall. Looking forward to more football!!!!