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Yamil Asad, Audi Field, and the USMNT: Freedom Kicks for 29 August 2019

Soccer, go!

MLS: New York City FC at D.C. United Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports

Hello! The weather has been gorgeous this week, and so in the words of PBS Kids’ Nature Cat: “Get outside, get yourself outside!” Side note: Nature Cat is an underrated kids show, featuring the voice acting of Taran Killam, Kate McKinnon, Bobby Moynihan, and Kate Micucci. Anyways, to the soccer!

D.C. United close to deal to reacquire Yamil Asad - The Washington Post: Well this is a very welcome piece of overnight news! We have all been wondering what was going to happen with Asad, especially ever since Velez Sarsfield released him so he could seek other options. It looks like after the MLS trade window closed and international interest fizzled out, Asad and United decided that it was in both’s best interest to work out a deal. I wish this happened back in July, but it is still a welcome addition that will help the team this year and next.

Washington Spirit ‘thinking bigger’ after Audi Field sell out - Black And Red United: Jason talks with a bunch of Spirit leaders, on and off the field, about what their win at Audi Field means in the big picture.

Speaking of Audi Field, the grass is back to looking good and ready for the last month of regular season MLS games.

USMNT roster named for September friendlies - Stars and Stripes FC: No Bill Hamid again? Come on now.

What is the NWSL’s concussion protocol? – Equalizer Soccer: After Rose Lavelle was allowed to return to the field and play, to only later be put into the concussion protocol, leads to some necessary questions about how the NWSL deals with head injuries.

MLS, ESPN Move MLS Cup Final To ABC In 2019 - Front Office Sports: MLS Cup is going back to the network it was on for the first 13 years of the league.

This week I’ve be relistening to some of my favorite bands from when I was in grad school, and this is one of them.

That’s all I’ve got, what’s up?