Hey there, I’m getting an exercise back today, hot off the coincidental news that my office will remain closed (working remotely) until at least October. Combined with some unrelated family things, I may not see my office again for two years. Good times!
Reports: D.C. United interested in Levski Sofia forward Nigel Robertha (us): Hernan Losada’s first signing may be a Young Designated Player in Bulgaria? Who had that on the bingo card?
D.C. United in talks with Belgium-based defender Brendan Hines-Ike (WaPo): And I guess the backline would be cinched up by this move, also on few predictions.
Las pruebas medicas: el gran reto que tiene que superar Andry Najar para fichar por el DC United de la MLS (Diez) Meanwhile Andy Najar is getting his medicals this week ahead of a deal.
Hey, since we’re doing likely soon-to-be D.C. players, a quick update on a couple of former ones:
El atacante Gelmin Rivas está muy cerca de llegar al Al Shorta de la Primera División de Irak y que participará en la próxima Champions League de Asia. Todo esto, según comentan varios portales de fans iraquíes. pic.twitter.com/giO0hPBUAK— Mario Alberto Sánchez (@MarioSanchezVe) February 20, 2021
️ THUNDERCATS SC (UPSL) PLAYER SIGNING ️— Michigan Soccer Central (@MISoccerCentral) February 21, 2021
The new New Baltimore-based Thundercats SC UPSL team made quite the splash, signing former #MLS (@dcunited, @WhitecapsFC) and one-time @DetroitCityFC defender @janickizzle for the inaugural season of his hometown team. pic.twitter.com/76mT48nEVX
Under the Radar: Chris Durkin - Tyler Adams’ Main Competition? (OneGoal): The homegrown is doing nicely recently.
SheBelieves recap: USA defeats Brazil 2-0, still looks rough (SSFC): The United States women continue their roll in Orlando. WaPo with more.
New investors, DC United partnership reveal Washington Spirit’s growing ambitions (Equalizer, $): Emily takes a deep dive into where the Spirit are.
Loudoun United sign 4 more to 2021 roster (us): Having seen a couple of Loudoun seasons thus far, I think this one could be the most intriguing, on paper at least.
Continuing with the intriguing, this:
Congratulations to #TeamArlington alumni Owen Walz, Mathias Yohannes, & David Ayala who have been promoted to DCU Youth Academy and will now have the opportunity to train professionally w/ Loudoun United. We are so proud of you and your hard work! Excited to keep cheering you on. pic.twitter.com/ssfBpoqyb0— Arlington Soccer (@arlingtonsoccer) February 16, 2021
Through Josh’s Eyes: Jon Kempin (Sirkbook): Columbus Crew SC defender Josh Williams shares his thoughts on D.C.’s third keeper, including a fun tidbit that he’s backed up three different Goalkeepers of the Year and a separate finalist (Eloy Room) who won Save of the Year last year. Intriguing!
Meanwhile, along with the Pele movie on Netflix this week, ESPN’s 30 for 30 covers the rise and fall of the Galacticos of Real Madrid a couple of days later. Let’s all watch the trailer: