Wednesday morning: What's in the news ...

1. The combined English and Spanish-language audience for the LAFC-Inter Miami game on Sunday was 653,000 viewers, making it the the most-viewed MLS opening match on the ESPN networks since 2011. ESPN Deportes delivered 189,000 viewers, the most ever for an MLS regular-season match. The top markets: Miami-Ft. Lauderdale (1.5 rating), St. Louis (1.1), Portland, Ore. (0.8), Jacksonville, Fla. (0.7), Atlanta (0.6), Seattle-Tacoma (0.6).

2. The Colorado Rapids signed 18-year-old midfielder Will Vint to a Homegrown Player contract after they acquired his Homegrown rights from Atlanta United for a 2022 SuperDraft fourth-round pick. Vint grew up in Colorado Springs, playing for Real Colorado and Pride Soccer, and spent two years with Manchester United’s youth academy before making 16 appearances for Atlanta United 2 as an academy player in 2019.

3. U.S. Soccer signed a multi-year partnership with Chipotle Mexican Grill to become the federation's official Mexican restaurant of the national teams and Development Academy. Christian Pulisic, Julie Ertz, Rose Lavelle and Sebastian Lletget will be the face of Chipotle's "Real Food for Real Athletes" campaign focusing on the importance of good nutrition on athlete development and performance.
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