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Covid & USL et al, a new DA & more: Freedom Kicks for 4/27/20

And hey, that thing that was funny that nobody saw is revered!

D.C. United v Chicago Fire Photo by Jonathan Daniel/ Getty Images

Huh, OK then, let’s get this going:

The Varying Degrees of Coronavirus’s Impact on U.S. Soccer’s Lower Club Tiers (SI): Nice look at things underneath by Brian Straus.

Mapping out a new MLS development league (TDS): Travis takes a stab and whatever this MLS DA may look like.

Free agent Steven Beitashour hungry for another shot in MLS: “I want to play” (MLS): *gestures in D.C. United’s direction

Manchester United’s Juan Mata to MLS? British journalist says it could happen (MLS): It’s me, tenting my fingers at this for D.C. United.

The significant wage deferrals Swansea City just announced and the warning Trevor Birch has for fans (Wales Online): Jason Levien and Steve Kaplan’s Welsh club already had some front office deferrals, but now it's reached the players.

Samuel Inkoom reveals special bond with Cameroonian legend Samuel Eto’o (Ghana Web): Look you’re just here to see where he’s playing now, I know that.

‘I AM FORTUNATE AND LUCKY’: Kovalenko on his pro, MLS years (Front Row Soccer): Dema Kovalenko chats in a retro piece.

Five MLS teams deserving of “The Last Dance” treatment (MLS): Charlie Boehm with a list of candidates for a good oral history.

An Oral History Of The Adam Pally And Ben Schwartz ‘Late Late Show’ Takeover (Uproxx): If you haven’t heard about this, the two writers (one of which is recognizable as Jean Ralphio from Parks and Rec) were stuck in the northeast blizzard of 2015 and the result became kind of hilarious and thus, hard to find on the internet anymore.

Anyway, go watch something funny today!