Hi there. I had a good Father’s Day, got noise cancelling headphones, which wasn’t a message whatsoever!
Black MLS players form coalition to combat racism in soccer (SSFC): Announced on Juneteenth and including current and former D.C. United players Quincy Amarikwa, Earl Edwards Jr. and Bill Hamid, this looks promising.
Ashley Hatch aiming for big performance in Challenge Cup (Equalizer, $): The Washington Spirit hope to do big things in Utah, assuming the toonahment goes off OK.
Kaiya McCullough on the power of kneeling (us): Kaiya looks like she’s make an impact on and off the field.
Meanwhile, Loudoun United appears on course (at the moment) to return:
The USL Championship and the USL Players Association have reached a formal agreement on a return to play for the 2020 season. pic.twitter.com/0z3zSFYnrF— United Soccer League (@USL_HQ) June 19, 2020
While celebrating Juneteenth in their own way:
Otro club se suma al interés por Leonardo Jara (La Numero 12): The former D.C. United defender may be headed to Estudiantes, where he could rejoin Lucas Rodriguez for the third time.
Speaking of defenders in Argentina:
Mientras AFA le negó la libertad a Gastón Silva, el uruguayo demandó a #Independiente en FIFA por u$s 2.100.000: 700.000 por deuda y 1.400.000 por lo que le restaba de contrato. Cuando tenga club, pedirá la habilitación provisoria y seguro la FIFA se la dé. pic.twitter.com/s6ozDYMYQj— César Luis Merlo (@CLMerlo) June 19, 2020
Gaston Silva is a left footed center/left back from Uruguay whom D.C. had an interest in at one point this winter, and he has not been paid by his current club in (Independiente) for a few pre-lockdown months, and would like to be paid the wages to date, along with his remaining wages, in order to be let out of his contract. We’ll see!
Also, good on former D.C. United player Ian Harkes:
Shout out to Devon McTavish, who celebrated the 12th anniversary of his MLS debut with some news:
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Having lost my father earlier this year I thought this may be a difficult day but this weekend has turned out to be nothing short of amazing as @ejsternisha and I welcomed our second daughter into the world early yesterday morning, Madelyn J. McTavish. J. Was my fathers middle name and although Madelyn will never meet her “Poppy” after which she was named, there is no question he’s pretty stoked to have a new grand baby to watch over. I’m one lucky dude to be a father to this new little nugget and MollytheMonster. Happy Father’s Day to all the pops out there!!
And here’s a montage of movie Dads to close things out: