Sure, there are plenty of important things happening in the American soccer world. Teams are pushing towards the playoffs across the NWSL, MLS and USL. The USWNT’s next phase is starting to come together. And the USMNT’s busy march towards 2026 is well underway, with both senior team and U-23 camps in progress.
But you know what? There’s plenty of weird stuff happening in the American soccer world, too.
That’s where After Dark comes into play.
We debuted this new series last week, where we bring you the latest absurdities from around our corner of this game. With domestic games kicking off at various times all across the United States, #MLSAfterDark, #NWSLAfterDark, and #USLAfterDark have become synonymous on social media with the chaos that tends to reign supreme in late-night matches. Here at Backheeled, we’re capturing some of that same After Dark energy and bringing it straight to your fingertips.
Let’s get weird.