Happy Combine-ing! We’ll be drafting this week, so stay tuned.
US Soccer grants division 2 status to both USL and NASL (us): US Soccer plopping this deferral at 9 on a Friday night is Chivas USA-esque. And this interview with the North Carolina FC owner is worth a complementary read.
D.C. United academy star Ian Harkes wins M.A.C. Hermann Trophy (us): The OTHER news Friday night. Also, Ian will be in Europe this week, in case anyone is impatient over a decision.
Trade targets: 10 players who could be on the block (The Score): This was a curious target, but the explanation kinda works I guess.
José Guillermo Ortiz sobre su salida de Alajuelense: 'Estaba en juego mi futuro' (La Nacion): Ahead of the Copa Centroamericana, the newest Black-and-Redder talks about his decision to leave the club he started with.
Selling the D.C. United Way (Association of Luxury Suite Directors): One of the sales folks opens up a little on what they’re doing.
Risk and Reward: Key Passes in the 2016 MLS Season (And then, the Hex): An interesting look at passers, accuracy, and their overall clutchness.
Prost Interviews: Richmond Kickers Director of Soccer/Head Coach Leigh Cowlishaw (Prost Amerika): Leigh talks about a few things before Friday’s news, in audio form.
Are these our five greatest All Whites? (stuff NZ): No, not some alt-right thin, just looking at the greatest footballing Kiwis.
A 5-course introduction to the depraved delights of It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia (AV Club): The show kicked off Season 12 last week in stellar fashion, and this group of recommendations to get a newb up to speed is fairly decent.
Stay warm today friends.