Good morning, friends. Winter temperatures have finally arrived, even if we got either a dusting or, down here in Richmond, nothing but rain. I’m fine with that, because I’m not a snow person, but I’m sorry for you if you wanted it.
To the links!
Statement on the Spirit sending a delegation to Qatar pic.twitter.com/id27NMDuoH— Spirit Squadron (@SpiritSquadron) December 16, 2020
The Spirit Squadron is out with a good statement balancing the needs of the team with the fact that they could be used as props to help the State of Qatar get some goodwill.
D.C. United currently have the 4th, 31st, and 58th picks in the three round draft, which, for once, are all of their natural picks. United has made a bunch of homegrown signings this year and last, so it will be interesting to see what their strategy is.
Ways to get players with head injuries off the field faster, and to disincentive the players or coaches from keeping that person on longer, are definitely good.
The rumor has been floating around for the last day or so, but sources tell @PaulTenorio and I that the Chicago Fire have traded Djordje Mihailovic to the Montreal Impact for $800,000 in GAM. Could rise to $1 million in GAM based on performance incentives.— Sam Stejskal (@samstejskal) December 16, 2020
Huge, huge sum.
I don’t know, I don’t think I’d trade a 22-year old with 6 international caps, even from $800K-$1M in GAM, and especially not to a conference rival.
Includes some talk about his trial with D.C. United, which, despite what everyone said at the time, was definitely a trial.
On December 15, Raleigh City Council voted 7-1 to approve rezoning for #DowntownSouth.— Oak City Supporters (@OCSRaleigh) December 16, 2020
This is the beginning to bring a world-class facility for @NorthCarolinaFC and @TheNCCourage and a district for locals to live, work, eat, and play.
Say thanks at https://t.co/BNrdVJSBT1 pic.twitter.com/NVaqGc1Nyn
It will be interesting to see if MLS wants two clubs in North Carolina. I’ve always been more pro-RTD than Charlotte from MLS2NC, but alas.
#MLSCup 2021 odds from @betonline_ag— Mark Fishkin (@MarkFishkin) December 16, 2020
7/1: FCD NYC SEA
8/1: CLB POR TFC
11/1: PHI SKC
18/1: COL ORL
28/1: NSH NER
33/1: LAG VAN
40/1: MIA SJE
50/1: AUS MTL
66/1: CHI DCU
80/1: HOU RSL
I mean, there’s no reason to put D.C. United any higher than that.
I assume that they’re Filibuster listeners.
That’s all I have. What’s up?