Soccer has not been trending in a captivating way. It's the off-year between the major tournaments, and club teams seem to have settled into a very homogenous, internationalist identity. Lewandowski remains worth following as he completes one of the greatest striker careers of all time. Juventus signed Serbian striker Dusan Vlahovic away from Fiorentina last month for $70 million. A strong signing for them and nice optics in general, as it seems rare these days that any white player commands such speculation. Juventus are still stuck uncharacteristically in fourth place in Serie A and have a fight to stay in Champions League next season. One of my favorite players to keep tabs on is Red Bull Salzburg's Brenden Aaronson, who logged an assist against Bayern Munich in the Champions League knockout game last week. Aaronson won't command Vlahovic numbers this summer but is now rumored to move on from Austria after a successful debut campaign in Europe. The US Team of Lesbians, Transgenders, and Biological Females was awarded $24 million today from the US Soccer Federation. This is an just asset transfer from the men's side of accounting to the women, although it ultimately doesn't really mean anything. The 'LTBF' side was asking for nearly three times this amount, but I still can't figure out exactly why. But, it's being hailed as a victory for "progress," which always means the opposite.