Hi. I’ll be watching my kid run around eating his first piece of cake today (which is NOT his birthday) so spare a thought on the effects of sugar on the young, and caffeine on the old.
Recaps of D.C. United’s scoreless draw with the Chicago Fire from us, WaPo and MLS. Hot Time in Old Town has the other side of their ending. DC will play the Columbus Crew SC Thursday night at Audi Field in the second knockout game in the Eastern Conference. More on this from us and Massive Report.
Leicester City owner one of five dead in helicopter crash (SB Nation): Tragedy in the UK over the weekend as Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, owner of the Foxes, lost his life in a crash outside the Leicester stadium. Updates as they come in from Fosse Posse.
Postseason review: D.C. United (American Soccer Analysis): This covers little in the way of new ground, but figured I’d drop it in.
Tenorio: My picks for end-of-season MLS awards (The Athletic, $): Paul Tenorio sprinkles some Black-and-Red into these things.
Fire Season Ticket Price Increases Disproportionately Affect Section 8 (Hot Time in Old Town): Hey look at that, the Fire manage to throw out their supporters while those who stayed.
I don’t really have much else. Hope everyone has fun and gets fevered up now ahead of Thursday!