It’s the end of an extremely busy week for the District Press crew, but the work won’t stop now, as it’s a D.C. United game weekend once again!
D.C. United reacquires Argentine attacker Yamil Asad (Washington Post)
Asad returns for a third stint with United. Although signed just yesterday, Wayne Rooney said Asad may be ready to join the team in Columbus tomorrow.
Canada Soccer and the Women’s National Team agree on interim funding agreement (Canada Soccer)
While their dispute about a reduced 2023 budget and lack of financial transparency continues, Canada Soccer and the Women’s National team have reached an agreement to make sure the team gets paid for last year. It’s a step in the right direction, but Canada Soccer still has very far to go to do right by its Women’s team. News of the agreement came just hours after it was reported that players Christine Sinclair, Janine Beckie, Sophie Schmidt, and Quinn will testify before the Heritage Committee of Canada’s Parliament about the ongoing dispute.
Loudoun United hosts North Carolina in first US Open Cup match April 5 (The District Press)
The match date for Loudoun United FC’s first game in the US Open Cup has been announced. Looks like tickets go on sale next Tuesday.
What should the Washington Spirit’s team colors look like? (The District Press)
With the Spirit in the midst of a rebrand, we want to hear from you about what direction they should be heading. So click over, check out Donald’s summary of the current NWSL team color landscape, and let us know in the comments what you’d like to see from the Spirit!
Her name is Majesty: the rise of Naomi Girma (All for XI)
Start your Women’s History Month off right with an in-depth profile of NWSL Rookie of the Year and USWNT star Naomi Girma. (You’ll note we’ve also switched up our logo for the occasion.)
Meet the Spirit Draft Picks (The District Press)
The District Press wrapped up our series on Washington Spirit’s 2023 draft picks yesterday, with profiles on goalkeeper Lyza Bosselmann and forward Nicole Douglas. I’m very proud of the work André, Jo, and I did on these, and I hope you enjoyed them!
Get excited for tomorrow’s D.C. United game against the Columbus Crew with a recap of last week’s game and updates from the team.
Anyone have any fun plans for the weekend while they wait for more soccer? I’m thinking about baking a pie.