Friday, yet again! It’s been a weird week for me with work and going to Audi Field for mid-week soccer, but I’m looking forward to a relaxing weekend.
Can Wayne Rooney rebuild D.C. United? (Washingtonian)
Interesting interview with and profile of Rooney, covering his time as a player and in the English tabloids and his transition to coaching. He’s surprisingly (to me at least) candid about his Premier League aspirations.
MLS player removed from team activities amid gambling investigation (Washington Post)
Max Alves of the Colorado Rapids allegedly took $12,000 to get a yellow card in a match against LA Galaxy last year. He was shown the card just 90 minutes (edit: seconds!) after being subbed into the game. Pretty bold stuff.
We also have some news about the USWNT’s planned preparation for the World Cup, which kicks off in less than 70 days!
It was a bit of a light news day, so here’s a video of Washington Spirit’s 15-year-old midfielder Chloe Ricketts being star-struck by Brazilian legend Marta after Wednesday’s game.
Have a good weekend! Enjoy the nice weather and the soccer!
|D.C. United vs. Nashville SC||Sat., May 13 at 7:30 p.m. ET||Audi Field||Apple TV|
|Loudoun United FC vs. El Paso Locomotive FC||Sat., May 13 at 9:30 p.m. ET||Southwest University Park||ESPN+|
|Washington Spirit vs. Angel City FC||Sat., May 13 at 10 p.m. ET||BMO Stadium||Paramount+, NBC Sports Washington|
|Old Glory DC vs. New England Free Jacks||Sun., May 14 at 1:30 p.m. ET||Segra Field||TRN, MASN|