Happy Thursday, everyone. There was a ton of news over the past day or so, but it all starts with our former manager getting a new job:
Wayne Rooney is headed to Birmingham City, and it appears that Pete Shuttleworth and Carl Robinson will join him on his staff there. Hoping he can take the Blues up to the Premier League.
Looks like the D.C. United general manager search is down to at least 2 candidates: Nashville SC assistant GM Ally Mackay and Columbus Crew assistant GM Issa Tall. We shall see who ends up taking charge of our team.
Ted Ku-DiPietro is among the players that will represent the United States later this month at the Pan Am Games. This is pretty cool for KDP…go get ’em!
That new Lionel Messi documentary is now out on Apple TV+. Will I check it out? Yeah sure, eventually. It’s not super high on the priority list, however.
Also, Messi will not go on loan in the winter window to Barcelona, or anywhere else. He committed to MLS, so he’s going to endure the long MLS offseason for those who don’t make the playoffs.
A cool story about one of the bottom teams in the FIFA rankings, San Marino. I’d love to visit there one day, for a match or otherwise!
From the worst team in the world to the newest team in the world, the Marshall Islands are set to take flight with their national team. And their jerseys are DOPE!!
That’s Erick Thohir’s music! Indonesia is hoping to file a bid to co-host the 2034 World Cup alongside Australia, Malaysia, and Singapore. They would go up against Saudi Arabia’s bid, which is heavily favored, but the Southeast Asia/Australia World Cup will likely be the most coveted among fans.
The USMNT take on Germany on Saturday, and Weston McKennie wants everyone to know that the team doesn’t expect to just compete with the world’s best teams. They expect to beat them. Let’s start on Saturday!
The FA does not currently plan to light up Wembley in the colors of the Israel flag because of fears of backlash from detractors. Maybe they can find a way to be able to express the desire and hope that peace can one day find a home in the region.
As a Real Madrid fan, I hope this happens and that my Detroit Pistons are involved. I’d love to see this, and this is the type of sporting event Real Madrid was hoping to be able to host from time to time when they renovated the Bernabeu into the best soccer stadium in the world.
That’s what we got today. Enjoy!