Happy Wednesday y’all. Another winter system is making its way to town, so before you hit up the store to get a bunch of food to ride out the 24 snowflakes that might drop over the next few days, let’s get you caught up with the news.
The United States Men’s National Team will take on Northern Ireland for just the 2nd time ever. No fans will be in the stands in Belfast, but it should be an intriguing matchup.
Only 8 MLS teams will be involved in this year’s U.S. Open Cup, along with 8 from USL Championship, 4 from the Open Division, 2 from USL League One, and 2 from the NISA. It seems insane to have a CCL spot go to the winner of the U.S. Open Cup when it’s not open to everyone.
Drew Skundrich signs to play for Loudoun United, but as the husband of Andi Sulllivan, the power couple will also share a stadium in Segra Field. They did some pictures and video together, and yep...cuteness overload alert.
A little BTS action of the shoot pic.twitter.com/3wCCSOzVEJ— Washington Spirit (@WashSpirit) February 9, 2021
The EPL has introduced a plan to increase diversity within its ranks and tackle racism. We will see if their plan has the resources behind it to actually bring about some tangible change.
The Washington Spirit are ready to take on the NWSL as they begin their preseason. The only missing player is new signee Julia Roddar, who was called up to play for Sweden and will return after the international break.
Shannon Boxx and her legendary career while dealing with adversity is the focus of yesterday’s Black History Month daily. Check out the rest of the articles from this month and years past!
The transfer fees for players from the lower divisions have been not great. Jeff Rueter takes a dive to see why that is.
Finally, welcome to the latest supporters group for both D.C. United and the Washington Spirit!
Hi there, we are an independent supporter group for the @WashSpirit & @DCUnited by & for people of color (POC). The nature of soccer support in the U.S. is evolving, & we are founded on the guiding principle of including & amplifying voices of POC in the D.C. soccer community!— Rose Room Collective (@RoseRoomCo) February 9, 2021
That’s it for today. Stay safe out there, y’all.