Happy Friday! The offseason is fully upon us, so it’s the perfect time for me to catch a cold and be holed up in my house all weekend. Ah, well. Let’s talk some soccer.
San Diego FC logo revealed; team to start play in MLS in 2025 (The Athletic)
The name and logo are both pretty darn boring. I am enjoying some of the jokes, though.
Wayne Rooney: Birmingham boss calls salary rumors “a load of rubbish” (BBC)
The rumors had Rooney earning £1.5 million, 3 times what the previous coach made. Rooney denied them, but was not forthcoming about what his salary actually is.
Abandoned Belgium-Sweden match declared draw after shooting (ESPN)
The European Championship qualifying game was suspended at halftime after the shocking murder of two Swedish fans outside the stadium. Both countries “are satisfied with the decision,” which solidifies the 1-1 score the teams had when the match was suspended.
Parsons dismissal shows huge pressure that comes with Washington Spirit job (Pro Soccer Wire)
In-depth look at the dismissal of Mark Parsons from Jason Anderson, including thoughts on what went wrong in the 2023 season and pressures on the next coach.
Tyler Adams has until at least February after USMNT midfielder has surgery on hamstring injury (The Athletic)
This is the second surgery on Adams’s hamstring since he was injured in March.
Kansas City Current and CPKC announce historic stadium naming rights agreement (Kansas City Current)
Kansas City Current will have the first stadium built specifically for a women’s sports team and have announced it will be named after a company you’ve never heard of. (It’s railroads… I think.)