Hello friends! I made a very good smoked whole chicken last night, so I’m feeling pretty good about it today. 1.5 hours over coals and apple wood, and the hint for crispier when cooking on a grill? A little bit of baking powder sprinkled on before you cook.
Anyways, to the links!
A good case in media analysis as we get into MLS’s silly season.
Arriola’s goal against El Salvador was very nice, but even nicer to my eyes is when he got tackled to the ground and then just popped right back up. It’s good to see him, and I’ll be excited to see him back on the field again in 2021.
The US men’s team has not stopped their advocacy, which is great to see.
Someone please find out what fruit pizza is, I am dying to know.
All of this is spot on. It's down to four candidates, including Armas and Pineda. Unsure of the other two. Hendrickson said he was told last week he is no longer in the running. No imminent decision. Team has said all along a decision would come sometime in December. https://t.co/aiaHnrXlSM— Steven Goff (@SoccerInsider) December 9, 2020
Despite what some Twitter personalities had said, Chris Armas is still in the hunt for the D.C. United coaching job, as is Gonzalo Pineda. Pineda looks great to my eye, so hopefully they can start talking to him immediately after MLS Cup.
Matt Besler was the 2nd-best CB in MLS in 2020, behind only Mark McKenzie, in overall g+ (+1.58), via @AnalysisEvolved .— Soccer Rabbi (@soccer_rabbi) December 9, 2020
He's this year's Ike Opara - a veteran Free Agent that can take a backline from good to great and deliver them to MLS Cup.
That's worth a lot of coin. https://t.co/ZDSeSp6OMh
This would be an extremely D.C. United move to pick up Matt Besler, but he will come with a hefty price tag and he has free agency, so there will be suitors from across the league.
Wait, the Revs lowballing a fan favorite, forcing him to leave? Yup, that sounds exactly like the Revs.
No surprises here, with more than a quarter of the greatest 25 players having a connection to D.C. United.
I’m very happy for Collin Martin.
That’s all I have, what’s up?