Hi there. This weekend, in summation:
Roster overhaul, new stadium hope may finally end years of misery at D.C. United (Four Four Two): In which I was lucky to babble to Charlie Boehm about stuff.
How D.C. United’s intimate new home will be a far cry from RFK (Four Four Two): In which I didn’t babble to Charlie or anyone else about this piece.
Mistakes loom as Spirit drop 2-0 decision to North Carolina (us): The Washington Spirit looked like, well, a last place team playing a first place North Carolina Courage team and the result was about what you’d expect. The Spirit remain last in the NWSL.
Richmond edges out Toronto FC II in 2-1 win (us): Travis Worra went down to Richmond and...helped the Kickers get their first win in a month? Yep. They leapfrog TFC2 out of the bottom spot in the Eastern Conference.
Clement's men cut to shreds as defeat highlights need for transfer business to be done quickly (WalesOnLine): In partner club news, Swansea City hung in with Manchester United, but 3 goals when they were chasing the game brought a 4-0 loss. Swans have yet to score in their first 2 Premier League games.
Icardi nets a double as Milan top Fiorentina, 3-0 (Serpents of Madonnina): In sorta partner club news, Mauro Icardi helped Inter Milan get their Serie A campaign off to a roaring start with their blanking of Fiorentina. Maybe new coach Luciano Spalletti was the key?
UVa’s ‘U.N. of football’ dealing with fallout from Charlottesville violence (Yahoo!): Former DCU player/current University of Virginia coach George Gelnovatch and some players share the events from their perspective in the wake of the recent protests.
Bundesliga player injures himself while celebrating a goal (SB Nation): Only a matter of time before we saw this, yes? Also, out 7 months in the process. Woof.
Don’t forget your eclipse glasses.