As fall begins to change the leaves, and as D.C. United continues that year-long streak of rocky play, my mind this morning is in poetry. Something about the way that feelings can be expressed differently there than in prose is speaking to me in this moment. So my charge to you is to go read a poem today, be it classics like Walt Whitman or Emily Dickinson, more modern giants like Mary Oliver or Sylvia Plath, or poets who are breaking out like Rupi Kaur and Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz.
Anyways, to the soccer links:
That surely was a game of soccer.
After creating a couple more chances in their game against Toronto FC, D.C. United reverted back to their goal-less ways against Nashville.
“The biggest comeback is the way I see myself because I know I’m going to be back stronger than ever… and I think that I’m going to be a much better player, father, teammate and husband than I’ve ever been.”@ClaudiaMPagan sits down with @FeliMartins8 for his fitness update. pic.twitter.com/v1i5dkzouL— dcunited (@dcunited) September 23, 2020
If you didn’t watch the pre-game show, here’s Claudia Pagan’s interview with Felipe Martins as he begins his recovery towards next season.
Reyna will hopefully be available this weekend to try and jumpstart D.C. United’s moribund attack. Flores, however, has just gotten back to building up his fitness and is not yet in full training.
The Houston Dash just sent a release that one player has tested positive for COVID-19. Asymptomatic and self-isolated, but a second test confirmed the result. #NWSL— Meg Linehan (@itsmeglinehan) September 23, 2020
Just a reminder that we’re still doing all of this in the middle of a pandemic!
A great interview with former Washington Spirit player Quinn about being trans in sports.
That’s all I’ve got today, what’s up?