Hello for the second time this week! There was a wild night of playoff soccer last night, there is more playoff soccer tonight, and then we go into a weekend full of, you guessed it, more playoff soccer! It still stings that D.C. United isn’t one of the teams participating in this cavalcade of games, but I, for one, am just going to throw myself in even further. To the links!
All of our hearts go out to Dave Johnson, and we wish him strength and continued good health for years to come!
D.C. United is suing CapX Office Solutions, a team sponsor, for allegedly not keeping up with payments for its sponsorship agreement and also use of an Audi Field suite. The team says CapX owes $850k. And there's a few other juicy claims: https://t.co/6JUhy40ls2 Cc: @MLSist— Martin Austermuhle (@maustermuhle) October 23, 2019
In the complaint we also learn that D.C. United was without any “financial professionals” for weeks during 2018, which lead them to double pay on some invoices that CapX sent their way. John Vassos, the owner of CapX, had also previously plead guilty to mail fraud.
Recap: Alejandro Pozouelo Panenka propels TFC to victory over NYCFC in MLS Cup Playoffs - Waking The Red: The Reds have also taken out NYCFC, so at least we don’t have to see anymore baseball stadium games this season.
Sounders vs. Real Salt Lake, recap: Back to the Western Conference championship - Sounder At Heart: The Sounders get a solid win over RSL, and have won 11 straight home playoff games. That leaves them one behind the all-time home playoff win record, held by the 1996-1999 D.C. United teams.
“I gave so much to this sport. And to see it go... I’m just so grateful for everything it’s given me." ❤️@NickRimando says goodbye after finishing his career as the all-time @MLS appearance leader with 553 games. pic.twitter.com/e1xeyOH1uA— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) October 24, 2019
Last night was also the last game for Nick Rimando, who I wish a great retirement after a great career!
That’s So Metro: A look back at the last decade of New York Red Bulls playoff pain | MLSsoccer.com: If you need a palate cleanser, here is one for you.
Bob Bradley wins 2019 Sigi Schmid Coach of the Year after LAFC’s dominant season | MLSsoccer.com: I mean, obviously. Bradley is one of the US’s great coaching success and the team he has put together is probably going to win MLS Cup.
Las Vegas seeks 30th MLS franchise, but key questions remain | Las Vegas Review-Journal: Las Vegas, in August? No thanks.
That’s all I have, what’s up?