Good morning to all this Wednesday. News yesterday was dominated by one topic in particular, so let’s get right to it!
2023 MLS All-Star Team Roster (MLS): The roster for this year’s MLS All-star match has been announced. Head coach Wayne Rooney got to select 12 members of this 26-player roster. Two such selections are Christian Benteke and Tyler Miller. This of course means we’ll see our local sweeper keeper bag an assist as he pinpoints Benteke down the field for some fun spectacle.
I was personally hoping to see Lucho as a coach’s choice, but the fans/media/players voted him in already. It will be fun to see LuchoRoo back, albeit in a different format.
We also have some idea of what the players will be wearing, and the color palette is fitting for MLS soccer in the District; the All-stars will be donning their own Black and Red. The D.C. flag homage on the back of the neck is a nice touch.
Come support your local soccer with two matches for the price of one on July 3rd at Segra Field. The opening act is a USL2 matchup between NoVa FC (typically playing out of the Virginia Revolution Sportsplex in Leesburg) and VA Marauders FC (hailing from nearby Winchester, VA). Don’t wander far because Loudoun United play right after that.
Tata Martino to be named Inter Miami coach as early as Wednesday, will reunite with Messi (Miami Herald): Speaking of the almighty player, wasn’t there a rumor that Messi might be participating in the MLS All-Star festivities in some capacity? There is some precedent, as Héctor Herrera and Lorenzo Insigne were invited to the All-Stars challenge last year despite joining their respective clubs during the summer transfer window.
That’s all for today. Get kicking in the comments!