Good morning, friends. We have a bunch of news about actual soccer games being played here in the United States, so let’s get right to it:
MLS has formally announced the structure of the MLS is Back Tournament, which ends in a $1.1M prize and a spot in the CONCACAF Champions League. The draw is today, so we will know in a couple hours who D.C. United will face off against for three games that count in the regular season standings.
Lagerwey notes that MLS will have entire hotel, each team will have own floor and each player will have own room during #MLSisBack Tournament. "I feel safe going down there," Schmetzer says.— Jeremiah Oshan (@JeremiahOshan) June 10, 2020
The league is still trying to keep everyone as safe as possible while playing this tournament during the global pandemic.
The final three candidates for the 2023 World Cup are here, and it looks like New Zealand/Australia and Japan are the two favorites at the moment; the technical committee gave the joint bid a slight lead on the scores.
Come and listen to Jason Anderson and Kim McCauley preview the upcoming NWSL return to play tournament, starting at the end of this month in Utah. If you want a sneak peek into Jason’s recording studio, which I see every week on Filibuster, also take a look at this podcast.
ES OFICIAL Andy Najar se convierte en el nuevo fichaje de Los Ángeles FC, el lateral de 27 años de edad firmó ayer martes 9 de junio el contrato por un año, empezando el 1 de julio ¡Felicidades Najar y que tengas mucho éxito! pic.twitter.com/LEwbTsegBn— Luis Fajardo (@LuisFajardoHN) June 10, 2020
Well I don’t like this one bit. Congrats to Andy, of course, and hopefully he can get his career back on track after a bunch of injuries at Anderlecht.
Unfortunately, with everyone staying at home, an increase in the number of domestic violence cases was predicted. I recommend you read this whole piece, and watch the linked video of Bill Hamid talking to men about domestic violence.
That’s all I have today; what’s up?