Good morning! Hope you are ready for more rain, because that is what is on tap for today and tomorrow. Let’s get into the soccer news:
The NWSL has officially announced their return-to-play format, which is a 25 game tournament in Utah in June and July. Dive into Jason’s piece for all the details, including how you can watch the games to get some sweet soccer action in your life.
The NWSL Player’s Association negotiated a really great deal to save players’ salaries, allow for people to still get paid if they don’t participate in the tournament, and a whole bunch more.
Washington Spirit Coach Richie Burke says all of his players, including USWNT's Rose Lavelle and Andi Sullivan, will participate.— Steven Goff (@SoccerInsider) May 27, 2020
Even though players can opt it, it seems like all of the Washington Spirit’s crew will be making the trip to Utah.
Also make sure to go listen to our podcast episode with Aubrey Bledsoe, who was a hoot!
Loudoun County has approved D.C. United's request to use Segra Field in Leesburg for individual player workouts. Audi Field may also become available in wake of city's announcement that phase 1 reopening will begin soon. DCU is one of 3 MLS teams unable to conduct workouts.— Steven Goff (@SoccerInsider) May 27, 2020
D.C. United has been one of the last teams unable to do individual workouts due to the stay at home order still being in effect for Northern Virginia; that will expire tomorrow, and it looks like the team will be able to start working together.
Paul Arriola continues to recover from his ACL injury, and he and the team are leaving the door cracked for a possibility he could return to the field this year. We also talked with him recently about all of this too!
That’s all I have this morning; what’s up?