Holy cow, well a bunch of stuff happened, so let’s get to it.
D.C. United places 2 players on leave after altercation, racial slur allegation: Sources (Athletic, $): Really great that D.C. put their hands over their ears about one of these players last year, only for it to blow up in their faces. WaPo with some more, including a buried lede on a new, non-Pirani signing.
D.C. United finalizing transfer of Victor Palsson to Belgian club (WaPo): The third item of note, which would free up options on the Pirani front, but also this all happened over 8 hours on Friday, and it was too much!
Lionel Messi and the perfect free kick that announced his arrival in America (Athletic, $): Well he did that!
The Crew agrees to trade with Vancouver Whitecaps for Julian Gressel (Massive Report): Gresselmania returns East, hope he continues to do well.
Revealing Rooney’s successful attacking corner schemes – set-piece analysis (Total Football Analysis): This would have been up higher in the post if all hell didn’t go, but worth a look.
Anyway, go enjoy your day, such as it is.