Good morning, Mane Landers. I hope this morning finds you all doing well! Let’s go ahead and jump right into the links.
More Details Emerge on MLS to Orlando
Multiple sources continue to report that the entirety of Major League Soccer could be headed to Orlando. If implemented, the proposed plan could see more than 1,000 players, coaches, and support staff in Central Florida to continue the 2020 season. The Athletic’s Sam Stejskal provided additional details, although you’ll need a subscription to get beyond this tweet and behind the paywall to read more.
Sources: Details of plan MLS shared with teams about potentially returning to play in Orlando:— Sam Stejskal (@samstejskal) May 12, 2020
⬛️ Begin training in Florida on June 1, individual only
⬛️ Small group training on June 8
⬛️ Full training on June 15
⬛️ Hope to start games on June 22
Rivalries Continue to Heat up
Ah, the widely debated “rivalry” between Orlando City and Atlanta United makes its way to number eight in the MLS power rankings largely in part to Josef Martinez. Nani is certain he knows why Martinez continues to troll OCSC.
“I didn’t see (the trolling), but I can tell when he says that because he loves Orlando City,” Nani shared. “He likes Orlando. That’s why he makes so many jokes.”
The 1999 USWNT is Getting a Movie
It was announced yesterday that the rights to Jere Longman’s book The Girls of Summer: The US Women’s Soccer Team and How It Changed The World are headed to Netflix. Liza Chasin of Darkest Hour and HBO Sports President Ross Greenburg are attached to the project.
What's the 1999 World Cup winning US Women's Soccer Team up to now?— NetflixFilm (@NetflixFilm) May 12, 2020
We checked in with @JulieFoudy, @MiaHamm, @MichelleAkers10, @joyfawcett14, @KristineLilly, @BriScurry, Carla Overbeck, and @brandichastain to find out! pic.twitter.com/FFYPkXjHo5
Win a Trip to the MLS All-Star Game
MLS is offering fans the chance to design the album art for the Hans Zimmer-composed MLS anthem. The winning design will be featured anywhere the anthem appears, and the winning artist will win a trip for two to the 2021 MLS All-Star Game. The contest is open through May 24. Submit your designs by posting to Instagram or Twitter, tagging @MLS, and adding #MLSArtContest.
- More of the sights and sounds from the Lions in training.
- Erin McLeod gets comfortable in Orlando.
Notable for Orlando Pride and CanWNT fans alike — goalkeeper Erin McLeod is set up in Orlando and got in her first training at the team facility yesterday. Here’s a first look at her in her new Pride gear. pic.twitter.com/fzWgjpphX3— Julia Poe (@jpoe24601) May 12, 2020
- Don’t miss your chance to vote on which City Classic should be aired on May 23.
- Orlando Pride’s Ashlyn Harris showed off some of her favorite Adidas gear.
- French club Amiens has launched a legal battle to overturn its “unjust” relegation from Ligue 1.
- Emre Can and Axel Witsel will miss Borussia Dortmund’s derby with Schalke 04 as both players left quarantine to get treatment for muscle strains. By violating quarantine (even for a good reason) they are ineligible to play.
That’ll do it for me today, everyone. Have a great week and stay safe!