Happy Thursday! The beginning of May has temperatures edging from Spring towards Summer, but on the other hand the pollen disaster is starting to recede, so it is a bit of bad and a bit of good. To the links!
Chatted w/Paul Arriola today about his confrontation w/Lucho Acosta during #DCU's match against #MNUFC. Described it as a minor on-field thing that blew up - they hugged it out at halftime and it was squashed - the two, who are friends, even roomed together on the trip. #MLS https://t.co/on3LRxZbFP— Pablo Maurer (@MLSist) May 1, 2019
It is good that Lucho and Paul have worked everything out!
Additionally, defender Chris McCann (hamstring injury) is training with the team.— Emily Olsen (@EmilyTOlsen) May 1, 2019
Defenders Leo Jara (groin injury) and Joseph Mora (broken jaw) are training on the side.#DCU
Looks like D.C. United will be in a back three for at least one more game, even if Pedroso is able to make the 18 (and that does not seem likely at this point).
Sun Glare at Audi Field | Astronomy Education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln: A brief post from the University of Nebraska’s Department of Astronomy, who were contacted by ESPN last year to help analyze the effect that sun glare has on the TV cameras at Audi Field.
Nats Park getting huge entertainment venue. Any bets what it’s for? | Washington Business Journal: With people starting to embrace sports betting, it looks like you might be able to do so just steps from Audi Field.
Veteran Ali Krieger surprisingly included on USWNT’s World Cup roster - sources | Yahoo Sports: DMV native and former Spirit player Ali Krieger looks to be making the World Cup roster after having been on the outs with Jill Ellis for years.
Let’s check in on the new interim coach of the Colorado Rapids and........oh.
A player who once told myself and JP Dellacamera that he doesn’t watch MLS, while being in the league, or any other soccer for that matter because it doesn’t interest him is now an interim head coach for the Colorado Rapids.— Marc Connolly (@mconnolly10) May 1, 2019
That’s President Elby to you: Brooke Elby on the players association and Uncle Naeher | All for XI: Having and building a union that can last is important.
That’s all I have. What’s up?