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The Daily Dirt March 30, 2018: Oh the weather outside is weather

Brrrr!!!

Storm Brings Snow, Sleet, And High Winds To Mid Atlantic Region On Second Day Of Spring Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images

The calendar says March 30, 2018, but up north it feels more like February 30, 2018. Burrrh it’s going to be a cold one in the North Pole Minnesota on Saturday. I bet Michael Parkhurst and Leandro Gonzalez-Pirez will look at each other and say - cold enough for ya? Like 10 times tomorrow and Darwin Quintero is going to exclaim - “it’s colder than an ice cube frozen in an iceberg!” The players certainly won’t want to cleanse themselves in the waters of Lake Minnetonka after the match.

Here is a look at the kit the team may end up wearing as they debut their alternate uniform for the season:

And a preview for how the match will probably go:

This is the weather forecast for Saturday:

None of this is true, it’s not even April Fool’s Day yet. It will be cold maybe it’ll rain or freezing rain, but the players will wear some extra layers, it’ll be fine.

Anyway, onto the Dirt...

Domestic

Paul Tenorio had an interview with Gio Savarese of the Portland Timbers where he gave a “well, it’s actually good we lost” take:

“It is definitely not the results I wanted to see in the first two matches, but those two matches have given me a lot more information, crucial and important information for me to have, and I wouldn’t have had it if we had won from the beginning,” Savarese said. “With that information and a way of looking deeper into the team, the reward could be bigger because it’s making us work harder to find the best version of this team.”

Somehow ‘El Trafico’ is divisive and people have takes about it - I think it’s fine and whatever anyone calls anything is OK. But, if they’re going to call it El Trafico, it must be broadcast from helicopters and the LA local TV guys who report the police chases have to call the game. Zlatan may debut for the LA Galaxy as they host LAFC on Saturday.

Give a look at Robyn Saghini’s report of the Atlanta win two weeks ago and the ATL UTD 2 match this past weekend.

We’re also getting a rule change for how time in NCAA games is going to be kept.

International

Ismail Elfath getting snubbed by FIFA to go to Russia has me considering a boycott of the World Cup.

This is really not acceptable by UEFA

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A t-shirt, or coffee mug, or something else from our friends at Cartilage Free Captain - the money goes to the Special Olympics. Up the Clood!

Oh yeah, and I gave some picks yesterday for MLS Fantasy but should remind you all that there is a game tonight at with Toronto hosting Real Salt Lake.

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This story from Sports Illustrated about internet trolls (NSFW).