It is the dreariest time of year, cold and wet and the shortest of days and no Major League Soccer. But in a few weeks time, we should have preseason games over which to obsess, and then just a few weeks more until we’re back into the regular season and spring will start to bloom. We can do it and we will do it together! To the links:
D.C. United’s Yamil Asad negotiations held up by shifting club demands | The Athletic: It looks like D.C. United had a deal in December and then Velez changed their minds.
Indy Inks Championship Record-Setter Kelly | USLchampionship.com: Welp, definitely need that backup striker for sure now.
Getting word center back @kofiopare6, whose option wasn't exercised by D.C. United, is going to the @ColoradoRapids. He made 62 league starts the past 4 seasons. Underwent 2 surgeries, including one on foot, late in 2018. Cleared to play again. #dcu #mls #Rapids96— Steven Goff (@SoccerInsider) January 16, 2019
Speaking of positions D.C. United now definitely need more help at...
After flirting with idea of spending part of training camp in Middle East or Asia (aka Rooney-led marketing tour), D.C. United not likely to go abroad in preseason. Workouts and 4-5 friendlies in Florida. Details expected this week. #dcu #mls— Steven Goff (@SoccerInsider) January 16, 2019
That is probably for the best.
Y’all, I still really miss DeLeon. =(
Austin FC immediately became MLS’ most-hated team | USA Today: They haven’t surpassed Orlando for me yet, but I definitely think they are starting in the same ballpark as the Lions.
That’s all I have, what’s up?