Rain, rain, nothing but rain. Hello and good morning from Rainy Richmond, and I hope you all are staying dry and safe as we try to get through the rest of this year.
To the links:
Here are the squad numbers for today's match vs. .— U.S. Soccer MNT (@USMNT) November 12, 2020
Tonight our ❤️s are with the family and friends of Daryl Grove as well as all who he impacted through his dedicated work on the @TotalSoccerShow. #USMNTisBack | #WALvUSA pic.twitter.com/LDPXaUxJVT
The USMNT is back in action tonight for the first time since the pandemic broke, and they share a touching tribute to Daryl Grove, who passed away a few weeks ago.
Erik Sorga goes 32 minutes for Estonia in 4-0 loss to Italy, game was a friendly before Nations League games later this week #dcu— Ryan Keefer (@reefa_k) November 11, 2020
Erik Sorga was in action last night, but his Estonia took a beating at the hands of Italy. So, about the same for club and country, then.
Lots of Philadelphia Union and Seattle Sounders players on this list, as one might expect. No D.C. United people on here, as one might also expect.
Ah yes, the expansion draft is back. Austin FC is joining the league next season (glares in Precourt), and so they will have the opportunity to take 5 unprotected players from other teams to build their roster. We’ll see if this has any impact on D.C. United.
It has been particularly bad for women’s soccer as compared to men’s, to the shock of no one.
Reached out to the MLSPA recently about if/when they'd release salaries. A spokesperson just replied:— Tom Bogert (@tombogert) November 11, 2020
"We do not anticipate releasing salary data before the end of 2020. As you might have guessed, COVID has impacted a number of variables that affect the timing of the release." https://t.co/tvwegGMT1T
On the one hand, it's nice to have this information, on the other hand, I can totally understand why it's not a priority.
IT IS OFFICIAL: Frank de Boer with the worst start for any Netherlands head coach in history.— Dutch Football (@FootballOranje_) November 11, 2020
First coach to not win any of his first 4 games in charge of the Dutch national team.
Failing up from MLS to the Dutch National Team is going very well.
That’s all I have, what’s up?