There was a lot that happened yesterday. Let’s recap a wild day.
Becky Sauerbrunn is on the verge of a move from the Utah Royals to the Portland Thorns for allocation money and a non-federation player.
The International Olympic Committee could cancel the entire 2020 Summer Olympics if the coronavirus isn’t under control by May. That would mean the United States Women’s National Team (and potentially the MNT U-23s) would not have be able to compete for gold in Japan.
A great article by Pablo Maurer on Thierry Henry in his first year coaching in MLS.
The Washington Spirit released their 2020 home NWSL schedule. They will open at Audi Field April 18th against OL Reign FC and finish their home slate on October 10th at Audi Field against the Chicago Red Stars. They will play 4 games at Audi, 4 at Segra Field, and 4 at the Maryland Soccerplex.
Atlanta United advances to the Concacaf Champions League quarterfinals after beating CD Motagua at Kennesaw State.
D.C. United is listed as a potential dark horse candidate to reach MLS Cup. Let’s hope they’re right.
Along those lines, our own Jason Anderson dropped the 2020 season preview, and it’s a must read!
The team looks to be close to acquiring another midfielder as well:
This deal is nearing completion. Vålerenga will likely send midfielder Mohammed Abu to #DCU on a free loan for a year. Terms: min salary contract ($81k and change), 1-year deal with option years to follow.— Pablo Maurer (@MLSist) February 26, 2020
Good news - Abu holds a green card. Won't take up an int'l roster slot.
It’s the last week of Black History Month, and in my series over at SSFC, we detail the dark day when a stampede killed dozens of people during one of the biggest rivalries in the world.
That’s it for today!