Happy Earth Day, everyone. It’s a different one this year, as we continue to stay at home and help flatten the curve against coronavirus. The Earth is getting a reprieve from the stress we put on it every day with all of us at home, but let’s continue to think of ways to save the planet on this day.
Now, what you may have seen from yesterday:
Serie A voted to restart the league so they could finish the season. Training could begin as soon as May 4th, when Italy is expected to bring to an end their nationwide lockdown. They would join the Bundesliga as top flight leagues that are on a path to resume matches. Germany has allowed the Bundesliga to chart a plan to safely restart their season on May 9th.
The Netherlands has extended its ban on all major events, including sporting events, until September 1st. That means the Eredivisie season will likely be canceled since there is no way for them to resume before then. La Liga players are also pushing back against the league’s plans to resume training, as they don’t feel Spain has turned the corner enough to get back on the field safely.
The Seattle Sounders and Portland Timbers are the teams fans most want to see on an away trip. D.C. United was T-19th on the poll, and it should have been way higher. Whatever, if people don’t want to come see us, that’s their loss.
Jeff Agoos, Eddie Pope, and Nick Rimando highlight the D.C. United alumni who made the All-American Best XI. There are a couple headscratchers on the list as well...Patrick Chung?
More coronavirus postponements, as UEFA will move the Women’s Euros from 2021 to 2022. This will allow the tournament to not clash with the men’s Euros, which were rescheduled to summer 2021.
Mike Petke has settled his lawsuit against Real Salt Lake stemming from his firing for a homophobic tirade directed at a referee after a Leagues Cup match last year.
An incredible jersey design that an Italian boy made for Pescara FC will be made by the club. You can count me in for one of these!
Speaking of jerseys, a Reddit user created jerseys for all 26 MLS teams for Animal Crossing. If you play the game, here’s the hot fire you’re looking for:
Finally, U.S. Soccer announced the first round winners of their #BracKITology contest. You can start voting on the quarterfinalists today at noon. However, the only one that should be considered as our jersey identity advanced easily:
Y’all better do what’s right and vote for the greatest jersey in U.S. Soccer history. The Waldos must win!!
That’s it. Enjoy your Earth Day, everyone.