It’s Wednesday, and we’re starting to see more and more soccer leagues return to action. Yesterday, it was the Costa Rican league and Estonia that started. ESPN Deportes will show the next 4 Deportivo Saprissa matches for those who have the channel and are interested in watching. Their first match is tonight at 10pm. Now, to catch you up on yesterday:
Real Salt Lake’s academy could be the site of a month-long NWSL tournament this summer, which would be the league’s attempt to play some games ahead of attempting to do an abbreviated season later on this year.
Honestly, I thought these had already been cancelled, but the 2020 MLS All-Star Game (which was supposed to be against a Liga MX All-Star team), Leagues Cup, and Campeones Cup will not be played in 2020. Los Angeles Football Club, who were supposed to host the All-Star Game this summer, will instead host it in 2021.
Serie A teams are back on the training field as the league hopes to do enough to prompt a vote next week to resume the season.
I still remember that match against Jamaica. It was an emotional one that helped the United States Men’s National Team qualify for the 2002 World Cup, and it helped pave their success at that tournament.
Watford and Burnley are teams that confirm they have positive coronavirus cases at their clubs, prompting Watford captain Troy Deeney to declare that he would not be training to protect the health and safety of his family. We will see if others follow suit should the virus penetrate their ranks in the days and weeks to come.
I’ve recently rebooted the Stars & Stripes FC Podcast! If you need a complement to the awesome Filibuster, come check it out! This week, with the return of the Bundesliga, I recap all the action with the Americans that played over the weekend, and I discuss where Sergiño Dest could end up next season and where I think the best place really is for him to play.
Finally, looks like Loudoun County has altered Loudoun United’s lease in light of the coronavirus hiatus. The team had requested the option to defer lease payments, and the Board of Supervisors will work with the team to make a new lease for the team.
The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors just voted to revise Loudoun United's lease.— Nathaniel Cline (@nathanielcline) May 20, 2020
The board voted 6-2-1 with Chairwoman Randall and Leesburg Supervisor Umstattd opposed.
Supervisor Kershner is absent from tonight's meeting w/the birth of his new child. https://t.co/Ea3ulAwL7Q
That’s all, that’s it. As I exit, if you’re fancying a USWNT shirt and you want to represent one of the players on the field, Breaking T has new shirts with player names on the back. Sorry, no Rose Lavelle available, unfortunately.
Enjoy the day!