What up world. It’s Wednesday morning and I’m set to travel to Miami this morning, where tomorrow I will hopefully be able to catch a charter flight for Cuba for the USMNT match that takes place Friday. Hurricane Matthew is trying his best to foil my plans, but way more important than my plans to follow the USMNT is the safety of everyone in the path of this vicious storm. Hope everyone is out of harm’s way. Alright, here’s some news before I depart:
Captain Carli will remain with the United States through the 2020 Olympics. There will likely be some turnover in the next three years, but as long as she remains healthy, this is great news for fans of the USWNT.
48 team World Cup? Really, Infantino? 32 wasn’t good enough, your own suggestion of 40 teams isn’t even good enough for you now, so we’re up to 48? Why don’t we just make it 150 or 200 while we’re at it?
All respect to Caitlin Murray, who is a fabulous writer, but Talon is the best mascot in MLS and that’s not up for debate.
And now, we check in on soccer’s most famous and longest running soap opera, where Danny Rose accepts that the team is a “laughing stock” after Big Sam’s departure. Cue the Morgan Freeman meme.
The L.A. Times takes a much-needed look at the issues MLS teams face in traveling to matches via commercial flights, and it’s a issue that needs to be debated: is it time for MLS teams to be free to use charter flights for all matches?
Honduras, El Salvador, Mexico (duh), Canada (what?!), Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Peru, Italy and Albania were all charged with discriminatory and unsporting conduct and fined due to actions by their fans in recent matches. While we all know why Mexico was caught (just make them play behind closed doors, already), we’re probably all wondering what Canada did to get punished.
Alright, it’s 7:00am and I need to get ready to head to DCA. The comments section is open for business. Don’t get lost in the world today, and enjoy your day!