There are soccer games this weekend to start getting excited for, and D.C. United will be playing in one of them. To the links!
D.C. wants new visions for Poplar Point, Reeves Center - Washington Business Journal: I mostly put this in here for the rendering, a decade old, and how it makes me feel ever so thankful for Audi Field.
Warshaw: Five bold statements (that might be true) after four weeks of MLS | MLSsoccer.com: Warshaw putting it out there (and Doyle agreeing) that D.C. United is the best defensive team in the league so far.
Armchair Analyst: Gauging USMNT progress after March int’l window | MLSsoccer.com: Arriola is unfortunately in the “Didn’t do enough” category, but I think he still did better than everyone else on offer at winger this window.
USMNT drawn with Canada, Cuba in CONCACAF Nations League - Stars and Stripes FC: I am actually kinda into the idea of the Nations League, rather than just pointless friendlies.
Report: FC Barcelona cools pursuit to launch NWSL team - Angels on Parade: I want to see more teams and investment in NWSL, but going the Rayo OKC route is never a good idea, even when the parent club in question is Barca.
Charleston Battery owner to sell pro soccer club’s Daniel Island stadium | Sports | postandcourier.com: This doesn’t seem great. Between this and Crew Stadium, the first generation of soccer specific stadiums are reaching the end.