Happy Thursday, everyone. It’s shaping up to be a great day at Audi Field on Saturday for the Washington Spirit, so I hope to see people there! Here’s the news from yesterday.
Lionel Messi missed a practice to travel to Saudi Arabia, was suspended for doing so, and now comes the news that he’s definitely leaving PSG at the end of the season. Inter Miami and FC Barcelona are holding out hope they can sign him, but all signs point to Al Hillal in Saudi Arabia as the leader in the clubhouse full of money.
In Spain, scary hours may be back for Real Madrid, as they are close to getting Jude Bellingham.
There is a world where D.C. United is the 25th most valuable soccer team on earth, and it’s this one! LAFC tops all MLS clubs at #16.
We got a new Hey Spirits! episode, so tap in and listen to the wisdom!
Sam Staab makes the NWSL’s Best XI for April, and what an April she had. Incredible stuff from the defender!
Blasian breaks down the numbers on the first full month of the Washington Spirit season and where things look good and also can improve.
D.C. United makes this list twice: 2008-2011 (9th) and 2000-2003 (3rd).
Lots of budding stars on this list, but none from the Black-and-Red. However, Kevin Paredes IS on this list as a forward!
This does a thorough breakdown of whether Wrexham could cut it in Major League Soccer. It includes some Opta Jack stats on best clubs and leagues in the world and where MLS teams, and Wrexham, fall on that scale.
SiriusXM’s Jason Davis breaks down what’s making this recent run of success for D.C. United. He opines that the right mix of players have finally arrived to excite fans at Audi Field.