Hi. Me again. You’ll get no Hamilton references today and like it or some such thing.
D.C. United re-signs Sean Franklin to a multi-year deal (us): This isn’t much of a surprise, and weirdly save for filling out depth puts the team in a weird spot of stability. Guessing it’s two years plus team option for a third, at the time of this writing.
José Guillermo Ortiz tendría dura competencia en el DC United (La Prensa Libre): This basically looks at Jose Guillermo Ortiz’ chances of integrating into D.C. United, once he’s officially announced as a loan move by D.C. United, I guess.
Crystal Dunn wins Best Individual Performance of 2016 (US Soccer): It’s nice that they’ve ‘dunn’ this before she goes to Europe and leaves the Washington Spirit.
2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup host cities revealed (Stars and Stripes FC): Folks are bummed that Baltimore or Raljon isn’t considered for this but honestly, why should they get it if Philly is kosher?
Woodbridge resident Nelson Martinez debuts with U.S. U-16 Boys National Soccer Team (Inside NoVa): Hey look at that, more Academy players getting National Team runs.
Chapecoense survivor reveals seat swap saved his life in emotional first public comments (Fox Soccer): Forca Chape, now and forever.
Highs, lows, and vocabulary wars: Bob Bradley’s Swansea (Stars and Stripes FC): Hey, Swansea City fans are getting a little snippy. But you knew that it’s Bradley’s fault that Swans sold their best defender for a bunch of money to Everton and left them without a defense to speak of.
Toronto FC announce rebrand of Senior Academy Team to Toronto FC III (Toronto FC): D.C. United hasn’t started a 2 yet, TFC out here doing a 3.
Now, see you tomorrow. Maybe.