Hey there, get your body ready, since St. Patrick’s Day is midweek and all.
Washington Spirit sign four 2021 NWSL Draft picks (us): More to come from Jason, but the Spirit are just ahead of everyone else on preseason stuff and their ducks appear to be all in a row.
¿Cuánto dinero ganó Atlas con la venta de Luciano Acosta? (Bolavip): If these numbers surrounding the transfer fee ($5m) of (and current salary for) Lucho ($1.2m) are true...wow. Kristian Dyer says this will be made official today. Speaking of Dyer and D.C. United related news:
Source: Three MLS Clubs with Interest in Jan Vodháněl (MLS Multiplex): OK I guess? Jan has been attached to an MLS team the past three seasons, so who knows.
While we’re looking at D.C. United and new players, possible or actual:
TRANSFER ALERT— smarterscout (@smarterscout) March 14, 2021
Earlier this week Brendan Hines-Ike joined D.C. United on loan from Kortrijk. He's right-footed and seemed to struggle on the ball at LCB this season, even taking into account the different role he's had. Coach Hernán Losada will know him from Belgium.
P.S. Of course, it’s also worth noting that Hines-Ike appears to be weak in aerial duels in open play and in 1v1s out of possession, with mediocre defending overall. He’s decent on dead balls, though. All performance metrics above are at an MLS standard. Hopefully he’ll improve.— smarterscout (@smarterscout) March 14, 2021
Loudoun United announce preseason roster, schedule (us): Weird to have details for both D.C. and Loudoun already, but pleasantly surprised!
Oh, and if you haven’t seen the Hernan Losada in training thing, go:
Getting better every day.— D.C. United (@dcunited) March 12, 2021
Go inside training with Coach Losada mic'd up ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/YI4UinwmRb
Finally, in the wake of the sudden passing of Marvin Hagler, the fight with Tommy Hearns in 1985 remains a classic for its passion, chaos, and physicality. For fans of boxing, go check it out: