Dax McCarty, a Fire midfielder, had a decent chance to go with the U.S. national team to the World Cup if it had qualified.
The Sky have lost six of their last seven games, but coach Amber Stocks sees a “united, bonded, connected team.”
The Cubs had a chance to pull into first place but lost to Pittsburgh. Now they go to Milwaukee to face the Brewers.
Joe Maddon said Brandon Morrow isn’t hurt, and that the veteran reliever was honest about needing rest.
Shawon Dunston Jr., the son of the former Cubs shortstop, has had a career slowed by injuries.
Covey threw five strong innings, while Rodon continued his rehab with Class AAA Charlotte and seems to be nearing a return to the White Sox.
Gary Coates, 55, died of cardiac arrest in March and did not live to see his daughter make her Sky debut.
Rodriguez said, “One is minor-league. We are major-league” in reference to a proposed club that would be owned by Tom Ricketts.
Lopez allowed two hits and struck out eight in eight scoreless innings to help the White Sox take three of four from the Rangers.
The Sky open their season Saturday after another offseason of changes.
Ricketts has agreed to take majority ownership of a USL team with plans to play in Lincoln Yards.