Happy Wednesday everyone. We have NWSL Challenge Cup action early today, and then Orlando City and Inter Miami are supposed to kick off the MLS is Back tournament this evening. Before all that, and the European action we have, here are some quick links for y’all:
D.C. United was supposed to open up against Toronto FC on Friday night, but since Toronto didn’t arrive into the MLS “bubble” until yesterday, their match will now go off at 9:00am on Sunday.
Our son Christian Pulisic is dazzling the world with his recent play for Chelsea. He scored another goal yesterday in their match against Crystal Palace, giving him 3 goals and 2 drawn penalties in 5 matches since coming back. Let’s go!
Bradley Wright-Phillips doesn’t think that the MLS is Back tournament should proceed. He’s probably right, but we’re a few hours from it proceeding anyway.
Here are some of the hashtags that the league will be checking for tweets to promote during the tournament.
Jozy Altidore is likely not going to be ready for the team’s first match against the Black-and-Red. He had to undergo 14 days of quarantining upon returning to Ontario, and because of that he will likely not be match fit for the first match.
The Black Players Coalition have joined up with the Players Coalition to further amplify their voice to call for systemic change in MLS and all of soccer.
@BPCMLS is about giving BLACK PLAYERS in MLS a VOICE and making SYSTEMIC CHANGE both in & outside of our league.— Black Players For Change (@BPCMLS) July 7, 2020
Happy to formally announce our partnership with @playercoalition
Full Joint Press Release https://t.co/etDUhQdgI8#MLSisBlack pic.twitter.com/tla93kn2fW
Finally, Miguel Ibarra will be sporting these beautiful bad boys whenever the MLS is Back tournament does start:
No black man or woman deserves to be killed, they are go getters, they are hard working people, they are wonderful people, and their lives matter.— Miguel Ibarra (@Migue10Ibarra) July 7, 2020
I will be wearing these beautiful custom cleats for the mls is back tournament. pic.twitter.com/WxxBphG5Yv
Enjoy all the soccer folks, and wear a mask!