Welcome to the open thread, where anything goes within reason and is your daily dose of TLO randomness.
The main page historically provides open threads on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the season, so feel free to participate in those while you follow along with all the exciting footballing action. I guess we've kind of taken over the weekend Open Thread duties most weekends so hang out here if you wish.
I think the Open Thread is sustainable with nothing from up here from me, but if you'd like to mix it up with a theme or poll, just drop an idea in a comment.
Like your fellow TLOers? Like music? Of course you do! Check out this handy TLO Music Recommendations Spreadsheet, courtesy of Cruyff Turns Anonymous. You can find suggestions from TLOers and add suggestions of your own, anonymously if you so choose. Happy listening!
You read, right? I know you do because you're reading this. Read books that people on TLO like. How would you know what books people on TLO like? By checking out the TLO Book Recommendations Spreadsheet, again courtesy of Cruyff Turns Anonymous. Just like the music spreadsheet, you can add your own suggestions and do so anonymously if you so choose.
On to the Schedule:
Friday: Malawi v. ivory Coast (9am ESPN+), Angola v. Gabon & Cameroon v. Mozambique (12pm ESPN+), Czech Republic v. Wales (2:45pm ESPN2), Gibraltar v. Montenegro (2:45pm ESPN3); Turkey v. Norway, Cyprud v. Croatia, Malta v. Slovenia, Estonia v. Belarus, Germany v. Romania, Iceland v. Armenia, Russia v. Slovakia, Latvia v. Netherlands, Liechtenstein v. North Macedonia (2:45pm ESPN+); Egypt v. Libya, Algeria v. Niger, Djibouti v. Burkina Faso (3pm ESPN+)
Saturday: Forest Green Rovers v. Swindon Town (7am ESPN+); Women's Manchester Derby (8:30am NBCSN); Lithuania v. Bulgaria (9am ESPN3); Guinea v. Sudan, Ethiopia v. South Africa, Kazakhstan v. Bosnia and Herzegovina (9am ESPN+); Newport County v. Bradford City (10am ESPN+); Georgia v. Greece (12pm ESPN3); Togo v. Congo, Sweden v. Kosovo, Ghana v. Zimbabwe, Finland v. Ukraine, Scotland v. Israel, Azerbaijan v. Ireland Republic (12pm ESPN+), Hungary v. Albania (2:45pm ESPN3), Andorra v. England, Moldova v. Denmark, Luxembourg v. Serbia, Poland v. San Marino, Faroe Islands v. Austria, Switzerland v. Northern Ireland (2:45pm ESPN+); Senegal v. Namibia, Guinea-Bissau v. Morocco (3pm ESPN+); Portugal v. Qatar (3:15pm ESPN+), NYRB v. Inter Miami (6pm Univision), Orlando Pride v. NJ/NY Gotham FC (7pm twitch), Washington Spirit v. Racing Louisville FC (7:30pm Paramount+), FC Cincinnati v. Philadelphia Union (8pm ESPN+), Seattle Sounders v. Vancouver Whitecaps (9pm ESPN+)
Sunday: Chelsea Women v. Leicester City WFC (7:30am FA Player); Italy v. Belgium (9am ESPNU); Kenya v. Mali, Uganda v. Rwanda, Benin v. Tanzania, Central African Republic v. Nigeria (9am ESPN+); Reading Women v. Aston Villa Women, Brighton & Hove Albion Women v. Tottenham Hotspur Women, London City Lionesses v. Watford Ladies (9am FA Player); Arsenal Women v. Everton Women, West Ham United Women v. Birmingham City Women (10am FA Player); Madagascar v. Congo DR, Zambia v. Equatorial Guinea, Cape Verde Islands v. Liberia (12pm ESPN+); Spain v. France (2:45pm ESPN); Mauritania v. Tunisia (3pm ESPN+); Minnesota United v. Colorado Rapids (4pm ESPN+); Kansas City NWSL v. Portland Thorns (5pm Paramount+); Panama v. USA, Jamaica v. Canada, Costa Rica v. El Salvador (6pm Paramount+); Mexico v. Honduras, OL Reign v. Chicago Red Stars, Houston Dash v. NC Courage (7pm Paramount+)