There wasn't much D.C. United news yesterday, but that doesn't mean there wasn't bad news for fans of soccer in the DMV. Let's get through it together.
Washington Spirit trade USWNT's Ali Krieger to the Orlando Pride - Black And Red United: Well, this is very bad, and all the Spirit got back was the Pride's #2 spot in the NWSL allocation order. Which, given what it can be used for and the state of the league, could be useless.
Washington Spirit trades Ali Krieger to Orlando Pride - The Washington Post: And to make a bad day worse for Spirit fans, Goff throws in the nugget that Crystal Dunn may be looking to move overseas.
In random nuggets of D.C. United news:
One nugget from the Ted Leonsis visit to post hq today: he considered buying DC united about a decade ago, and wishes that he had— Dan Steinberg (@dcsportsbog) November 2, 2016
Report: Atlanta United looking to acquire RSL goalkeeper Nick Rimando | MLSsoccer.com: Any time you can go get a keeper clearly in decline, you gotta do! Seriously though, I understand the reasoning behind having a vet for your first season, but I think that Rimando is dropping faster than people think.
Armchair Analyst: The 3-5-2 is back (kinda) - here's how it works | MLSsoccer.com: I really don't need it to be 2006 again, but the 3-5-2 is kinda fun.
Seattle Sounders officially name Brian Schmetzer head coach after dramatic playoff surge | Seattle Sounders FC: After the season he's had, it is deserved, though I wouldn't have expected this until after the season.
That's all I've got, what's up?