Hi. Hope you're well, and that you'll see good things this week.
Steve Birnbaum, Perry Kitchen added to USMNT Camp - Black And Red United: ICYMI, Steve Birnbaum and Perry Kitchen have something to do ahead of their current/TBA club seasons.
D.C. United Academy players named to Youth National Team Camps | D.C. UnitedL A nice for one place for all your D.C. United youth NT camp news. And BTW:
First game of 2016 and scored 2 for the squad ⚽️— Eryk Williamson (@eryk_williamson) January 8, 2016
Former U.S. Soccer star offers apology to D.C. United goalie | CSN Mid-Atlantic: I was out of pocket for most of Thursday and Friday and don't know/have little concern what Eric Wynalda said about Bill Hamid, but knowing who both are, it's probably good this happened.
4th Annual SonarFeed Tournament features Stefan Frei - Sounder At Heart: Before he comes to D.C., Lamar Neagle gets one final act of charity in with his former Seattle Sounders teammates including Stefan Frei. Let's get this guy into the community but quick.
American soccer community rallies around RSL fan in need - RSL Soapbox: Sure, this may have met its goal, but I can tell you from personal experience that RSL folks treated DC folks insanely nicely at the 2013 USOC Final and, combined with how MLS fans are generally nice and such, consider giving what you can.
Capital City Real Estate to develop on the Buzzard Point waterfront - Washington Business Journal: In case you're the kind of sicko that wants to look at non stadium Buzzard Point news, here you go.
And now...Super, Super, SUPERDRAFT!
Who is D.C. United most likely to take in the 2016 MLS Draft? - Black And Red United: Jason tries narrowing down to a few names that may come up on the radar.
What you should expect from your team's upcoming SuperDraft selections | MLSsoccer.com: A good look at the SuperDraft ROI in recent years...
SuperDraft: How international influx is affecting domestic talent development in the college game | MLSsoccer.com: ...and perhaps how this is part of it.
This has been...Super, Super, SUPERDRAFT!
It’s not a roster - it’s a player portfolio. (Dollars & Decisions): Interesting perspectives on analyzing a roster from a new analytics blog in town.
Samuel Inkoom meets iconic ex-Cameroon international Samuel Eto as Antalyaspor move is 90 % complete (Ghana Soccernet): Hey look, Samuel Inkoom goes from Portugal to Turkey and meets Samuel Eto to boot!
Carlos Ruiz seria candidato a la presidencia de la Fedefut | Futbol Guatemala: Carlos Ruiz may be in line to be President of the Guatemalan Football Federation. Let THAT soak in a second.
Arsenal 3-1 Sunderland: Black Cats Bow Out Of The Cup - Roker Report: In partner club news, Sunderland held on as much as they could during their FA Cup match against Arsenal, but two goals in quick succession midway through the second half sealed their fate. Back at it for them shortly.
Inter Milan 0-1 Sassuolo: Wasteful+Superb Goalkeeping=0 points - The Offside Inter Milan: In more partner club news, Inter gives up a penalty late in second half stoppage to Sassuolo and drops some key points, moving them down to third following wins by Juventus and Napoli, and one point ahead of fourth place Fiorentina.
Debut with defeat - Gallos Blancos of Queretaro: Friday found D.C.'s CONCACAF Champions League opponents Queretaro starting off the 2016 Liga MX side scoring the first goal, but two goals in 13 minutes by Atlas in the first half (and a second half goal) led to a 3-1 loss, and it could have been worse. They play Pachuca on Saturday.
And finally, here's 12 minutes of people getting hit by buses, which is a metaphor of some sort: