Happy Friday, everyone. I hope you are dealing with the rumor of Felipe Gutierrez’s departure. Check out our article for a bit more info. But let’s get to the rest of the news & links from around Sporting Kansas City and MLS this week:
MLS 2021 Timeline
Now that we have a CBA agreement, a jam packed season is set for an opening weekend of April 17-20. This article shows the timeline for the whole year including the US Open Cup, USL season, and all the FIFA dates as well.
Inter Miami CF hire ex-Man U scout
David Beckham’s Inter Miami has been busy and now they’ve hired a Premier League front office scout. Mark Prizant will be the Director of Scouting after his role as a first team scout for Manchester United based in the US.
Black History Month Series
Over at the other blog I contribute to, Donald Wine is again releasing stories each day that highlight some of the biggest moments in black American and world soccer history.
Brenden Aaronson scored a helluva first goal for RB Leipzig this week!
Can MLS realistically play winter soccer?
This is always a fun discussion about a topic that keeps MLS from following the FIFA schedule adopted by most leagues around the world.
ICYMI: 10 Things to know about Nicolas Isimat-Mirin
This is a good writeup, in case you missed it, about Sporting KC’s new centerback. A lot of experience, and titles, for the 29-year-old.
Two Years of Gregg Berhalter: Dual Nationals
SSFC digs into the Berhalter era for the USMNT. This one takes a look at the dual nationals and their impact on the team.