Happy Wednesday folks. It’s Thanksgiving Eve, which means all of you are preparing for Thanksgiving in some way. Whether you’re braving the travel or staying at home, I hope all of you have a safe, healthy, and wonderful Thanksgiving. We here at Black & Red United are thankful for our incredible community, and that includes each of you! Now, to recap a big Tuesday:
Not to be outdone, Toronto FC, the #2 seed in the Eastern Conference, have also crashed out of the playoffs, with expansion team Nashville SC beating them 1-0 in extra time.
A United States Men’s National Team player has scored for Barcelona! Sergiño Dest scored in Barca’s 4-0 victory over Dynamo Kyiv in Champions League play. Dest is the first American to ever score for Barca. Also, Konrad de la Fuente appeared as a late substitute, becoming only the 2nd American to ever play for Barca. Big things.
The Seattle Sounders march onto the conference semifinals after dispatching Los Angeles Football Club 3-1.
The Utah Royals FC could be bought by a couple looking to relocate the team back to Kansas City. FC Kansas City was dissolved a few years ago and the players on the team reassigned to the Utah Royals. The NWSL will hopefully figure out a way to keep the Royals in Utah and create an expansion franchise to revive FCKC. It would be bad for a city to lose a team because their owner was racist and sexist.
On the D.C. United front, more youngster that they’re looking at on the back line:
Wolfsburg II's Michael Edwards, a former D.C. United academy center back, is drawing interest stateside, I'm told. DCU holds his MLS rights. Could land in DC or elsewhere via trade. Turns 20 Friday. Contract up in June. Five starts in German 4th tier this fall.— Steven Goff (@SoccerInsider) November 24, 2020
This would be huge. If OL Reign could get Wendie Renard, that would really be another big boost to the league.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is in FIFA 21...except he doesn’t want to be. Guess he didn’t get paid for it, but now he’s mad.
Enjoy the day, everyone. Stay safe on these streets!