Happy United Day on a weekday! D.C. United’s 2023 US Open Cup begins tonight! I’ll be in attendance this evening, and at last, with all the warm weather we’ve been having, I may finally be comfortable at Buzzard Point… What’s that? It’s been chilly again? Well if the match temperature can be somewhere in the 50s, that’d be an improvement for me. To the kicks!
D.C. United Have Acquired Forward Cristian Dájome From Vancouver Whitecaps FC (D.C. United): Yesterday’s news is official today: Dájome is now a member of the Black-and-Red.
It looks like D.C. United will have two new members as of the closing of MLS’ trade window.
Washington Spirit trade Jordan Baggett to Racing Louisville for future draft picks (The DP): A great talent in a sea of Spirit talent, Baggett is now off to Louisville where she should have an opportunity for more minutes on the pitch.
Armenakas and Landry Earn USL Championship Team of the Week in Week 7 (Loudoun United): It’s rather satisfying to note Loudoun’s continued presence on the Team of the Week.
By the numbers: 10 early-season All-Star performers (MLS): I also vote Christian Benteke to the All-Star team.
Power Rankings: NYCFC soar, Red Bulls drop after Matchday 9 (MLS): Cracking the Top 20 in arbitrary rankings! Let’s go!
MLS Franchise Rankings: Comparing the league’s best-ever teams across eras (The Athletic): We all know who the best team in MLS history is….
U.S. Soccer hires Matt Crocker as sporting director (SSFC): We now know who will be influential in the hiring of the next USMNT coach. In the meantime, Matt Crocker will have some time to transition into the sporting director role as he will first support the USWNT as the World Cup approaches, and then assume his duties full-time in August.
Finally, a return to motorsports news. In case you’re thinking to yourself “Man, whatever happened to Malcolm in the Middle star Frankie Muniz?” Well, he’s had a rather fun go at stock car racing, and it’s really starting to pay off. He now leads the ARCA Menards Series, a series that many fans would label the 4th division of stock car racing, behind the NASCAR Truck Series.
That’s all for today! Vamos United tonight!