Hey there, a weird pre-holiday weekend, where I finished doing my shopping and am off for two weeks, so bring on the presents!
D.C. United interviews Seattle assistant for head coaching job (WaPo): This is still OK I guess? Hopefully this gets done in short order so whomever it may be can get a full preseason to get settled.
D.C. United re-signs Chris Seitz for 2021 (us): D.C. keeps one goalkeeper...
New England Revolution: Earl Edwards Jr. signed by New England (Bent Musket): ...while losing another. It’s kind of a bummer that Edwards, a younger goalkeeper who loses out on a backup spot to a veteran (Chris Seitz’ re-signing will be made official shortly), only to move to a team whose backup is even older and already under contract? Good luck to him nevertheless, and we’ll see if Simon Lefebvre becomes the first pro player to go from Loudoun to D.C.
Speaking of soccer players gracing Audi Field, the Washington Spirit took a look at their digs recently:
LAFC to play Tigres in Concacaf Champions League final on Tuesday (Angels on Parade): After beating Club America Saturday, LAFC gets a chance to hoist a rarely caught trophy, but has a behemoth to clear to do so.
Here’s what we know about the Miguel Herrera-Ante Razov scuffle (Angels on Parade): Also the game was bananas for a multitude of reasons, the least of which is this.
Down in Ben’s neck of the woods, this good cause:
.@ThreeNotchdBeer and @TotalSoccerShow collaborated to celebrate Boxing Day and Daryl Grove.— Richmond Kickers (@RichmondKickers) December 19, 2020
Three Notch'd and members of the RVA soccer community are holding Boxing Day Events in memory of Daryl with portions of sales during the events going to the Team Daryl Grove GoFundMe. pic.twitter.com/jENdRIjcpA
Lastly, Dick Johnson is Dead is a film that’s been on my mind a little. Kirsten Johnson is a documentary filmmaker who asked to make a film about her Dad, who was suffering from dementia, but the hook is the film is about her killing him in a variety of ways. It hit a chord for me (a guy whose Dad suffered from post-stroke dementia before his death this year), but it’s poignant, beautiful and funny. Trailer yonder: