Happy Wednesday everyone. Big news day yesterday on the D.C. United front, so let’s begin with the big signing!
Edison Flores becomes the latest Designated Player for the Black-and-Red, with the team breaking the club transfer fee record in the process. It’s going to be fun watching him over the next few seasons!
News of the signing reverberated around the league, and people are rushing to learn more about the Peruvian midfielder.
Also, D.C. United’s video had me applauding:
¡Que viva el Perú , VAMOS UNITED! pic.twitter.com/IOepgrZ5Wu— D.C. United (@dcunited) January 14, 2020
The LA Galaxy want Javier Hernandez. Chicharito wants the LA Galaxy. Will he sign?
Reign FC has a new coach, and he’s the same guy who has had issues with bodyshaming players at PSG, including Lindsey Horan. This could be a problem.
Sergiño Dest left Ajax’s winter camp in Qatar last week amid rising political and military tensions between the United States and Iran. The USMNT canceled their January Camp trip to Qatar as well. Dest is getting a lot of heat over his decision, but I stand with the youngster.
Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote, the richest man in Africa, wants to buy Arsenal next year. Let’s see if he can pry the team away from the Kroenkes.
The NWSL board meeting went down in Baltimore, and it seemed to be a better state of the league compared with before last year.
Finally, Steven Goff of the Washington Post gave some information on D.C. United’s preseason schedule:
D.C. United preseason schedule:— Steven Goff (@SoccerInsider) January 14, 2020
Jan. 28 vs Montreal in Tampa (USF)
Feb. 1 vs Red Bulls in Bradenton
Feb. 6 vs Louisville in Clearwater
Feb. 15 vs Orlando in Tampa (USF)
Feb. 19 vs Nashville in Clearwater
Feb. 22 vs Philly in Clearwater#dcu #mls #usl
Enjoy the day!