Hello, it’s Friday! Lots to read and talk about today, so let’s get going.
Loudoun United FC sign veteran midfielder Drew Skundrich through 2025 (LUFC)
After a season with Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC, Skundrich is returning to the DMV to play with Loudoun for the next two. This is also big news for Spirit fans, as Skundrich is married to midfielder Andi Sullivan.
Rob Vincent joins First Team coaching staff (Riverhounds)
Another former DCU player, Rob Vincent, has been hired as an assistant coach by USL Championship team, Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC.
Linehan: Gotham FC misses its moment with fans despite NWSL Championship win (The Athletic)
NJ/NY Gotham FC has come under a lot of criticism by responding to their first Championship by planning exactly no celebrations with their fans. It’s a little reminiscent of the Spirit’s lackluster response when they won a few years ago, but at least they had the excuse of an ongoing ownership battle.
Is the USMNT starting to phase out MLS players? (Pro Soccer Wire)
Seth Vertelney takes a look at the number of call-ups of MLS players to the US squad over the past couple of years and notes a potentially concerning trend.
USWNT midfielder Sam Mewis shares update on her knee injury (Just Women’s Sports)
Mewis’s return to professional soccer continues to look unlikely. Very sad for such an incredible player.
That’s all for now, but there’s lots coming up next week, including NWSL free agents becoming free to sign with new teams on Monday and Thanksgiving on Thursday! Have a good weekend!