Happy Wednesday folks! Today, the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup 3rd round kicks into high gear. The match that we all should probably pay attention to is the one between the Richmond Kickers and Penn FC, with the winner likely being our opponent in Round 4. North Carolina FC beat the Ocean City Nor’easters last night, and they would also be a potential opponent for D.C. United. Here’s what else went down yesterday:
Wayne Rooney is planning to visit Washington this week | Washington Post
Wayne Rooney is about to visit D.C. to possibly take a physical for the Black-and-Red. Yooooo, is this really happening?!
Brandi Chastain Hall of Fame plaque will be redone after controversy, criticism | USA Today
Yo, someone go get whoever’s mans made this plaque that’s supposed to be Brandi Chastain and bring that mans out here so they can explain themselves. This ain’t it.
Whoever made Brandi Chastain's plaque did her dirty— SB Nation (@SBNation) May 22, 2018
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No really, this ain’t it at all.
Reports of OGC Nice deal “wrong information,” says NYCFC’s Patrick Vieira | MLS
There were wild rumors yesterday about New York City FC coach Patrick Vieira and his supposed imminent move to OGC Nice. Apparently, Vieira says those rumors were incorrect. We shall see, though.
Rival teams ask FIFA to lift Paolo Guerrero ban for positive cocaine test | The Guardian
Peru is set to compete in next month’s World Cup without their captain, Paolo Guerrero, who has been suspended for testing positive for cocaine last year. The captains of France, Australia, and Denmark — the teams who will compete against Peru in Group C — all wrote to FIFA asking that they lift the ban and allow Guerrero to play.
Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero ruled out through knee injury | BBC
Big blow for Argentina as their starting goalkeeper, Sergio Romero, will not compete in the World Cup due to a knee injury.
Fernando Torres in advanced negotiations with Fire, reports FOX Sports MX | MLS
Fernando Torres is likely leaving Atletico Madrid, but it appears the Chicago Fire will win the battle for his services. Will this work out for the Fire?
FIFA finds ‘insufficient evidence’ of doping among Russian World Cup players | BBC
FIFA couldn’t find that Russia wasn’t doping? I’m “shocked.”
Young Americans who attend college struggling for playing time | Stars & Stripes FC
An interesting look at how young American players who go to college before turning pro end up fighting for playing time more than those who skip college.
Tim Ream: Klinsmann-Arena debate ‘moot’ regarding U.S. World Cup failure | ESPNFC
United States international Tim Ream says that it doesn’t matter which side of the Jurgen Klinsmann-Bruce Arena debate you’re on, because the result was still the same...sigh.
Finally, is Tyler Adams leaving the New York Red Bulls to go to RB Leipzig? The German outlet Kicker is saying that the deal has been agreed to, but that Adams will remain in New Jersey until the end of the season.
Tyler Adams’ move to RB Leipzig from New York Red Bulls has been agreed, according to Kicker. The USMNT midfielder will remain in New York until the end of the MLS season. #RBL #NYRB #MLS— Ronan Murphy (@swearimnotpaul) May 22, 2018
That’s what I got...what else is out there? Who do you expect to move on tonight in the Open Cup? The comments are open for business!