Good morning, friends! I’m going to have some arepas today, so, if you can, I say you should treat yourself and get that lunch or dinner that you really want. Sushi? Do it. Indian? Sounds great. A big ol’ hamburger? You deserve it.
Anyways, to the links:
Hernán Losada is in the United States, and so he’ll be ready to go when preseason starts later this month.
As a surprise to no one, the league has again moved back the start of the 2021 MLS regular season to the middle of April. Dr. Fauci said that he believes it’ll be “open season” for anyone who wants a vaccine to get one by April, and I would bet the league is hoping to minimize the number of fan-less or fan-reduced games.
Some more big #FCCincy (and #DCU) transfer news:— Pablo Iglesias Maurer (@MLSist) February 10, 2021
Former D.C. United midfielder Luciano Acosta is in talks for an MLS return.
Cincy appears close to a deal — DC are also interested (and own his MLS rights.)
Reporting w/@samstejskal on @TheAthleticSCCR: https://t.co/O1dnidVWas
I have a whole bunch of complicated feelings about this one. A happy Lucho with a new head coach in a new system could be great! A ton of money from Cincinnati for his rights to go and sign a different player (or players) who fit Losada’s system would also be great. Seeing Lucho playing for Cincinnati would suck, and especially if Cincinnati continues to....do the same things they’ve done these past few years.
One of the best midfielders in USL has traded in the West Coast to come to Loudoun United. Oh, and he just happens to be Andi Sullivan’s husband too, so that is hopefully good news for her long-term future with the Washington Spirit.
My read on this is that MLS is trying to get some sympathetic media for why they “had” to invoke the force majeure clause in the CBA. We see what you’re doing, Mr. Garber.
Anyways, that’s all I’ve got. What’s up?