Good day, futbol fans!
Welcome to our latest daily roundup and open comment thread. Enjoy!
- Though it wasn’t pretty, our MLS debut is in the books! Catch up on all our coverage here. (EPL)
- “How I betrayed Minnesota and became a Timbers fan.” Our favorite new article this week. (EPL)
Around the League
- You’ve gotta stand during the national anthem. So says a new USSF policy announced Saturday. (ESPNFC)
- Stat wonk blog FiveThirtyEight released its data-driven MLS predictions. Like most of the media, they’re not high on MNUFC. (FiveThirtyEight)
Around the World
- With an epic Manchester United - Chelsea FA Cup quarterfinal just a week away, United’s Zlatan may be looking at a ban for violent conduct. (BBC)
- The cost of hosting the Olympics has become prohibitively high. Dan Roan’s excellent article breaks down why the IOC is in such a precarious place. (BBC)
Countdown to MLS
- Debut MLS match: In the books!
- Debut home match on March 12 (Atlanta United): 6 days <— Less than a week?!