Has Friday snuck up on anyone else? Or maybe I was just too sure that yesterday was actually Friday. Anyway, here are your somewhat belated Freedom Kicks.
It’s Earth Day, and both D.C United and Washington Spirit are celebrating. The Black-and-Red unveiled alternate One Planet kits made with recycle materials that they will debut in tomorrow’s match against Orlando City. The black, blue, and teal jerseys are currently available for sale.
The Spirit, meanwhile, are preparing for their Sustainability Night event by trying to pack Audi Field, running a number of different ticket deals. Here’s the latest one I’ve seen:
Canada Soccer says it was not consulted on U.S.-Mexico bid for 2027 Women’s World Cup (Toronto Star)
Canada seems a little peeved about not having been invited to the USA-Mexico 2027 World Cup party, to be honest.
Way-early Best XI: Who are MLS stand-outs in 2023? (MLS)
No D.C. United players on this list, unfortunately. Any surprises?
England captain Leah Williamson: My “World Cup dream is over” after knee injury (ESPN)
Women’s soccer continues to be plagued with knee injuries, which have impacted several prominent players’ World Cup aspirations. England are favorites to the Cup this year, but it will definitely be a blow to lose their captain so close to the start of the tournament.
Wayne Rooney stopped by CBS Sports’s Golazo Network yesterday morning to talk about his coaching style. Here’s what he had to say:
And finally, here’s your weekend game schedule. Have a good one!
|Washington Spirit vs. Houston Dash||Sat., Apr. 22 at 7 p.m.||Audi Field||Paramount+|
|D.C. United vs. Orlando City||Sat., Apr. 22 at 7:30 p.m.||Exploria Stadium||Apple TV|
|Loudoun United vs. Oakland Roots||Sun., Apr. 23 at 4 p.m.||Segra Field||ESPN+|
|Old Glory DC vs. Utah Warriors||Sat., Apr. 22 at 3 p.m.||Segra Field||TRN, MASN|
|D.C. Defenders vs. San Antonio Brahmas||Sat., Apr. 22 at 3 p.m.||Alamodome||ABC, ESPN+, ESPN Deportes|