So yeah, between Fabian Espindola and Hernan Grana surprisingly not being on injury reports and left out of lineups altogether, sometimes I wonder if Drew Carey was right about gambling money and MLS and the former helping the latter be a bit more transparent if it ever happened. Oh well.
Recaps of D.C. United's draw with Sporting Kansas City from us, MLS (with more on Chris Pontius here), The Washington Post, CSN Washington, UnitedMania and District Sports Page. The Blue Testament has it covered from the Sporks side of things.
Is a new logo for D.C. United coming as early as next season? - Black And Red United: ICYMI from Friday, this bit of news on the refreshed brand.
DC Vote's 3 Star Ball Auction : Items Up For Bid | eFlea Charity Auction System: Parkas in May might not be your thing, but it's for a good cause (and presumed jersey collaborator).
SPIRIT EARN A 2-2 DRAW ON THE ROAD AGAINST PORTLAND THORNS FC — Washington Spirit: The Spirit got goals from Crystal Dunn and Francisca Ordega in the first fifteen minutes at Portland, but couldn't make it stand as Allie Long and Mana Shim scored to save a draw for the Thorns. The Spirit are now tied for fourth with Seattle Reign FC, and they host Sky Blue FC next week at the Soccerplex.
Washington Spirit players ready to represent US in Women's World - DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG: Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris get some attention from a news station. In DC.
Team-building with Coach Rongen, Poetry in Motion - Howler Magazine: The former DC and now current Tampa Bay Rowdies coach talks about a variety of things, including some old players he coached here.
Who are the best active soccer players from Texas? - Big D Soccer: An interesting thought on a 18-man roster from Texas with a D.C. player or two. Would an 18-man roster from Florida just be comprised of guys who got arrested for having sex with waffles or something?
US Youth Soccer tries to gag concussion talk: After watching Graham Zusi get stitches, come back onto the field and sit down again, this is an interesting bit of news.
UEFA hands down Inter Milan's FFP sanctions - The Offside Inter Milan: In partner club news, Inter Milan get slapped a bit, but they don't seem to think it'll be damaging that much over there. At least they managed to beat Lazio on a late goal by Hernanes, bringing Inter up to seventh ahead of today's clash between eighth place Genoa and ninth place Torino.
Everton 0 - 2 Sunderland: Instant Reaction - Royal Blue Mersey: In cheerier partner club news, Sunderland got goals from Jermain Defoe and Danny Graham (his first for the Black Cats in two years) as they got three big road points from Everton. They're two points out of relegation, but two points out of 14th, with a game in hand over those in front and behind them in the Premier League.
Andy Najar scoring again (Yes, Really) for Anderlecht, vs. Brugge - Black And Red United: Third goal in four games. Sweet, sweet sell-on fee.
USWNT beats Ireland 3-0 in World Cup send-off friendly: Abby Wambach scores two as the soccer moms got to watch their progeny beat the Irish on Mother's Day.
25 Reasons why you should buy shares in Real Oviedo - Real Oviedo Ireland: I'm a shareholder in this Spanish third division club, and in 2012 they had a share sale to keep the team alive and drum up interest. The response was global, and they're having a buy again.
Kids in the Hall Scenes - Kids in the Hall Best Jokes: The Kids were in town last week, and as they undergo their reunion tour, a look at some of their hits.