Happy Wednesday, folks. At the time of this writing, Saturday’s forecast is rain and thunderstorms. That needs to change, or else my wife, with plans to enjoy the Cherry Blossom Festival before the match, will be extremely cross. On that topic though, today is expected to be the first day of peak bloom!
Something I didn’t catch regarding Bill Hamid’s transfer to Memphis 901: there is no transfer fee should an MLS club or club from abroad seek to pick Hamid up.
Power Rankings: How high can Atlanta United, St. Louis City SC climb? (MLS): D.C. United’s Supporters’ Shield position is a fair bit better than these Power Rankings, so obviously, these Power Rankings are garbage, right?
Ben Olsen is a winner again, and that’s why he does this (Bayou City Soccer): I am a sponge for Ben Olsen good vibes… keep them coming.
CF Montréal stun Philadelphia Union after momentum-changing Video Review (MLS): For curious readers, the other ex-coach for D.C. United won his first match of the season as well, upsetting the Union in rather dramatic fashion.
Washington Spirit announce their opening day roster (The DP): The NWSL season begins anew this weekend, and thus, the Spirit’s roster is now certain!
San Diego Wave sign Melanie Barcenas, youngest player in NWSL history (Pro Soccer Wire): At 15 years and 138 days, San Diego’s Melanie Barcenas has already broken the record of Washington Spirit’s Chloe Ricketts, a record that lasted less than three weeks.
USL Championship Team of the Week – Week 2 (USL): It’s still very early of course in this season, but I’m getting some good feelings for Loudoun United this year.
That’s all for today. Get kicking in the comments!