Good morning! And it is always a good morning when D.C. United beats the New York Red Bulls to get back above the playoff line, send the Red Bulls below the playoff line, and clinch this year’s Atlantic Cup. The job isn’t done, by any stretch, but the team did what they needed to do last night.
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It wasn’t pretty (except when Kevin Paredes was scoring), but D.C. United won 1-0 against the New York Red Bulls to get back above the playoff line. Excellent goalkeeping by Bill Hamid and some timely defensive plays helped see out the win, where United were under siege for long stretches of the game.
Charles Boehm talks to Andy Najar about coming back to D.C. United, his recovery from injuries and the coach that has made it possible, and his future in soccer.
With that 6-3 loss tonight #FCCincy clinched their third straight Wooden Spoon -- never been done before -- and are also sitting on a -102 goal differential, which as far as I can tell makes them the second team ever to be -100 or worse (Chivas all-time were -132).— Matthew Doyle (@MattDoyle76) October 28, 2021
It took 10 seasons for Chivas USA to get to a -132 goal differential, whereas FC Cincinnati have gotten to -100 in just 3. And, with Chivas’ last season ending with a -32 goal differential, FC Cincy has equaled their first 9 seasons in just 3 (although Chivas had 4 playoff seasons in that stretch). I wish the team from where I grew up were better, but they are just a catastrophe.
EXCL: Five substitutions in football set to become permanent - proposed at International FA Board panel meeting today and strongly supported. Will put renewed pressure on Premier League to follow the rest of football from next season. Story on @TimesSport shortly.— Martyn Ziegler (@martynziegler) October 27, 2021
Good! The number of games per year, between club, national teams, inter-league tournaments, and more keeps going up and to the right, so the rules need to change to try and make sure we’re not just grinding players into dust.
Rose Lavelle is a national treasure.
Okey. This is just wild.
That’s all I have today. What’s up?