Hello! There was a ton of soccer news yesterday so I’ll dive right into it.
D.C. United announces 2017 contract decisions, Sean Franklin among cuts - Black And Red United
D.C. United declined to exercise 2018 contract options on five players including Sean Franklin.
D.C. United close to re-signing Steve Clark - Black And Red United
It looks like Steve Clark will be back next year.
On the Washington Spirit front, Tori Huster scored a really nice goal for the Newcastle Jets:
Toronto FC 1-0 Columbus Crew: Altidore sends Reds back to MLS Cup final - Waking The Red
Toronto FC beat Columbus Crew 1-0 in the second leg to advance to MLS Cup.
Toronto FC 1, Columbus Crew SC 0 | MLS Cup Playoffs Recap - MLSsoccer.com
MLS expansion: Nashville, Cincinnati among finalists for two bids - SI.com
MLS announced the four finalists for the two expansion clubs that would start in 2020.
Stoke 0, Liverpool 3: Winning Ugly - The Liverpool Offside
Mohamed Salah excelled as Liverpool beat Stoke 3-0.
Everton 4-0 West Ham: Relief - Royal Blue Mersey
Everton earned a rare win yesterday, beating West Ham 4-0.
Raheem Sterling earns Manchester City dramatic late win over Saints - The Guardian
A last-minute goal from Raheem Sterling (90+5:04) made the difference in Man City's 2-1 win against Southampton.
Antonio Conte sent off before Rüdiger header sees Chelsea past Swansea City - The Guardian
Antonio Conte got sent off for an outburst against the fourth official as Chelsea beat Swansea City 1-0.
Okay! That’s all I’ve got. Let me know in the comments what you’re reading.