Good morning! I hope you are staying safe from the haze that has drifted across the entire country to make everything a little washed out.
D.C. United stages last-gasp comeback in 2-2 draw at Chicago Fire
Down 2-0 in the 80th minute, D.C. United stormed back to salvage a point off of the Chicago Fire. When Kevin Paredes is on the field, good things happen, so I hope that he can stay healthy and help this team do great things.
Washington Spirit successfully appeal Sam Staab red card
Good that it was eventually sorted correctly, but the Spirit had to play most of the game down a player and still almost won. What would have happened if the call had been correct on the field? We’ll never know.
Sources tell The Striker Texas that all but four MLS-affiliated #USL teams will leave for the new MLS development league in 2022. The teams staying are LA Galaxy II, New York Red Bulls II, Atlanta United II and Loudon United (DC United). Story to come.— The Striker Texas (@TheStrikerTexas) July 21, 2021
However, this is for one year only, it seems. Loudoun United (and the rest) are still set to join MLS’s league in 2023, which is the deadline the league set for everyone to come on board.
USL proposes internal promotion/relegation, calendar change to differentiate from MLS as partnership dissolves
Speaking of USL, the lower-division leagues are looking to set a new course as they move away from their partnership with MLS. It will be interesting to see what they do and how it works in practice.
The reason the Whitecaps can't return to BC Place this month is because an interactive family event called "Wings & Wizards" was already booked, a stadium spokesperson confirms.— Rob Williams (@RobTheHockeyGuy) July 21, 2021
Whitecaps did look at other options in the city. #VWFC
I mean, Wings and Wizards sounds like a lot of fun, I want to go.
THat’s all I have today, what’s up?