Happy Thursday, everyone. We are just a few days away from Christmas, and we’re a few days into Chanukah, so let’s get the holiday weekend started with the news from yesterday.
Lionel Messi is not coming to MLS anytime soon. Fresh off the World Cup win, he is extending his contract with Paris St-Germain until 2024. Guess those Inter Miami fans who bought tickets based on the speculation he would arrive will have to settle for Harvey Neville.
Yesterday was the MLS Superdraft, and Charlotte FC selected Hamady Diop from the Clemson Tigers with the #1 pick, which they acquired from expansion team St. Louis City. The first 6 draft picks happened as a result of a trade. D.C. United selected Ben Stitz with the 31st pick in the draft and Aidan Rocha with the 60th pick.
The Black-and-Red had the 2nd pick in the MLS Superdraft, but decided to trade it away and they got a nice return. They pick up Ruan from Orlando City, who used the #2 pick on Duke’s Shakur Mohammed.
Isco has left Sevilla after arriving there over the summer from Real Madrid. His contract was terminated, which would make him a free transfer. Hey DCU...this is the type of player I’d love to see at Audi Field.
Pele’s cancer has worsened according to the hospital where he’s staying, and he will remain there over Christmas. All our best wishes to the GOAT.
A beautiful memorial for Grant Wahl took place yesterday in NYC. We continue to honor Grant’s legacy and friendship.
Finally...what? WUT?! Hernan Losada is back in MLS, taking over as the head coach for CF Montreal.
Enjoy the day and stay safe during the bomb cyclone that is coming.