Happy Thursday, folks. A big bombshell dropped yesterday in the land of D.C. United, so we gotta start there:
D.C. United fires general manager Lucy Rushton - The Athletic
Lucy Rushton: gone. Victor Lonchuk: gone. Nico Frutos: gone. Chad Ashton: reassigned. Yet somehow...Dave Kasper: remains. They say that he will take an “advisory role,” but yes y’all, he’s still in the front office.
Ashton, an assistant since 2007, will be reassigned within the organization, and assistant Nicolás Frutos, who was hired by Losada, will not return next season,
Arsenal humble Lyon to ‘shift balance of women’s game’ - BBC
Lyon got beltstomped by Arsenal in UEFA Women’s Champions League, a historic defeat. The 5-1 victory for Arsenal could signify a shift in who’s the team to beat in this year’s competition.
Real Madrid breeze past rock-bottom Elche in comfortable 3-0 win - ESPNFC
Real Madrid still have not lost in any competition this year, taking out Elche 3-0.
Cristiano Ronaldo: Erik ten Hag will ‘deal with’ Man Utd forward over early exit down tunnel - BBC
Cristiano Ronaldo left the bench early during Manchester United’s victory today over Tottenham Hotspur. Man U coach Erik ten Hag said it will be dealt with. Might just need to let him go.
Finally, regarding the Taxi Fountas investigation:
The weeks are adding up… @MLS what is the result of your internal investigation? https://t.co/OwF0NODBEn— Black Players For Change (@BPCMLS) October 19, 2022
That’s it for today y’all. Catch you on the flip.