The first of three summer friendlies are behind us, and now D.C. United has another three games in a week stretch to launch us into the Gold Cup break. It will be a sudden stop to the season, though there will be a US Open Cup match in there somewhere, and a place to catch our breath and watch the USMNT play their first competitive games since the disaster in 2017.
Are you ready for it? Yeah, me neither.
To the links!
Despite Griffin Yow goal, D.C. United drops 5-2 friendly decision to Real Betis - Black And Red United: It was great to see Chris Odoi-Atsem and Griffin Yow do well last night, even if the results did not go the way that we wanted.
Spirit Stories: Sam Staab - Washington Spirit: Washington Spirit rookie starter Sam Staab talks about the draft and the beginning of her professional career.
Washington Spirit forward Cheyna Matthews named to Jamaica’s 2019 World Cup squad - Black And Red United: The Washington Spirit get their fifth call-up to various World Cup squads; congrats to all attending!
Chad Marshall announces retirement - Sounder At Heart: This retirement, combined with DeMarcus Beasley’s, seems like the passing of an era of MLS.
These are very good.
Yes! We should have the #DCU version available June 11th.— DCU Club Shop (@dcuclubshop) May 22, 2019
And yes, D.C. United will have them as well!
From me and @samstejskal: Multiple sources say the #Rapids96 spoke with #USMNT assistant Josh Wolff regarding the coaching job, but Wolff unlikely to take it.— Paul Tenorio (@PaulTenorio) May 22, 2019
Rapids budget for coaching hire is limited, per sources. Could cause issues with the search.https://t.co/zU3fJpw5tx pic.twitter.com/TNG4Qrom2K
After getting his coaching start with D.C. United, Josh Wolff seems to be a quickly rising star in the coaching ranks. I would love to see him get a head coaching job, but Colorado right before his first Gold Cup on the USMNT staff was never gonna happen.
That’s all I’ve got. What’s up?