Good morning! We have recently set up a bird feeder right next to my work from home desk, and so I just got to see a cardinal fly up, think about bailing, then land and eat some seed, all while my cat sat a foot away and did not care.
To the links!
This would be quite the replacement for Wayne Rooney! Having his brother here probably helps the introduction phase, but after that it’ll come down to the team around Gonzalo Higuain and the money that Levien and Kaplan and Co. can put on the table. I am here for D.C. United having this level of ambition, though.
There are still a lot of things to get worked out before any possible games in Orlando could happen, including which of the league’s national broadcast partners would air the games and what would happen to local broadcast righits.
I am not saying #MLS and the players union won't find a way to come to an agreement but after taking a few days to contact enough people across the league, I'd say at least all 26 teams going to Orlando is far from happening. There are so many players and staff against the idea.— Niko Moreno (@ELROLONW) May 20, 2020
And all the teams have to agree as well, which is apparently not sewn up yet.
Covid-19 paycuts are also bleeding into the USL’s collective bargaining with its players; the league voluntarily recognized the union in 2018, but they do not yet have their first CBA. Both sides are lobbing proposals and counter-proposals, so this has the chance to get ugly fast.
Inbox:@impactmontreal announce that midfielder Steeven Saba broke his left foot "on a routine jog near his home in Montreal" and is out 8-12 weeks.#IMFC are one of the teams still not doing individual player training yet.— Jonathan Tannenwald (@thegoalkeeper) May 21, 2020
Even when everything is shut down, players can find ways to break themselves.
After streaming last night's Richie Burke Show, things got...— Washington Spirit (@WashSpirit) May 20, 2020
The chickpeas are not okey.
That’s all I have today! What’s up?