• In a first for the big five American sports, Los Angeles FC’s local broadcasts will be entirely online. YouTube will be the team’s shirt sponsor and local broadcast partner – the first, but surely not the last, online video streaming service to fill the latter role.
• Multiple reports have indicated that the reigning champions of MLS and Liga MX will play a game sometime this summer. It might not draw much interest outside of Toronto, where the game reportedly will be held, but with MLS so far unable to overcome Mexican teams in the CONCACAF Champions League, another one-off game could give the league a chance to claim some bragging rights.
• Minnesota United striker Christian Ramirez completed his first U.S. national team camp but wasn’t even on the bench for the team’s friendly against Bosnia and Herzegovina. Minnesota fans were incensed at the snub, and for good reason. Ramirez, despite being the best goal-scorer of the bunch, was the only striker in camp not included in the lineup. Naturally, the USA failed to score and drew 0-0.