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After Dark! Coach Michael Bradley, the NWSL plate, San Diego FC, and more

Welcome back to After Dark, where we bring you the latest absurdities from around American soccer.

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It’s After Dark time!

With our new recurring series, we’re here to capture some of the same After Dark energy that permeates late-night soccer games in the United States. There are always plenty of crazy things happening in and around this sport — and we’re bringing some of the most entertaining ones right to your fingertips. 

This week, we have celebrity sightings, phones flying through the air, father-son reunions, and more.

Let’s get weird, shall we?

John Daly… Riverhounds fan?

Crowds turned up across the USL Championship last weekend as the first round of the playoffs kicked off. One of the folks in attendance over the weekend was golf legend John Daly, who showed up to the Pittsburgh Riverhounds' match against Detroit City repping the home team.

I don’t know about you, but I didn’t have John Daly comes anywhere near American soccer on my bingo card for this year.

Maybe Daly just missed the celebrity train that’s been showing up at Inter Miami games this season for a certain Lionel Messi? Or maybe he just supports blue-collar workers in the greater-Pittsburgh area? I mean, I just learned earlier this week that the “Riverhounds” name comes from barge workers who spent hours along the rivers in Pittsburgh back around the 20th century. But Daly? He's known it for years.

He always knows.

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