Happy Wednesday folks. By the time you read this, I’ll be in the air on my way to Denver for the United States Women’s National Team match tomorrow. Before we get into the news, a friendly welcome to the new blog on the block, All for XI. All for XI will focus on women’s soccer, first starting with the NWSL and the USWNT and then eventually branching out to include women’s soccer stories from around the world. Check them out!
Now, the news of yesterday:
D.C. United’s Joseph Mora will miss at least a month with broken jaw, concussion | Washington Post
Joseph Mora is out minimum a month with a broken jaw, and he has entered concussion protocol thanks to a concussion he suffered along with the jaw.
USWNT players will get equal World Cup roster bonus as men - thanks to a corporate donation | Stars & Stripes FC
While the USWNT received a huge set of funds from Luna Bar for a Women’s World Cup bonus - “My jaw dropped,” Mallory Pugh said of the dollar amount - it shouldn’t take a corporate donation for the WNT players to receive equal pay.
Fanendo Adi to undergo assessment pursuant to MLS SABH policy | MLS
FC Cincinnati’s Fanendo Adi was cited for a DUI in Ohio, and he will have to enter Major League Soccer’s substance abuse program. He cannot play or practice until he is cleared by the SABH assessment.
The All for XI 2019 NWSL season preview | All for XI
The new blog All for XI has released their first NWSL season preview. How do you think the Washington Spirit will do this season under new head coach Richie Burke?
New U-17 MNT head coach Raphael Wicky calls 26 players for first camp | U.S. Soccer
The newest D.C. United Homegrown Player Griffin Yow and academy product Bryang Kayo were both called into U-17 MNT camp by newly hired head coach Raphael Wicky.
MLS, Inter Miami dispute Inter Milan’s U.S. trademark application | ESPNFC
Inter Miami may have a trademark issue from Inter Milan, who is disputing David Beckham’s team and their branding.
Finally, some interesting news for the Chicago Fire, if true:
Soon to be breaking #cf97 news from a solid source. Nice buyout for Village of Bridgeview, 2/3 of bond debt is being bought out. it is apparently a done deal. pic.twitter.com/rFP4UTVmFs— J. Vlahakis (@jvlaha) April 2, 2019
That’s it for today. Hit the comments and keep the discussion going.