Monday update: Professional soccer comes to Memphis and more news

There will be a big announcement at AutoZone Park today at 4, welcoming professional soccer to Memphis. Fans are invited to the Brass Door at 3 for a few drinks, then over to the ballpark for the press conference. Details here. Follow the soccer league’s Memphis team on Twitter and Instragram at @uslmemphis.

If you’re going to WWE Monday Night Raw at FedExForum tonight, here’s a preview. The only title match announced is Enzo Amore defending the cruiserweight title against Cedric Alexander. In case anyone is wondering, I’m not going. RAW hasn’t been a great show lately and for the life of me I don’t understand what 50-year-old Kane is doing in the main event.

The South Main Association will have its monthly member meeting tomorrow at Carolina Watershed, the new bar and restaurant at 141 E. Carolina. Hear how the people behind Loflin Yard renovated this space. Featured speakers at the event will be Jennifer Oswalt, who runs DMC, and Penelope Huston, DMC vice president of marketing and communication. Topics include exciting developments Downtown, how the DMC and SMA can continue to work together, the proposed open container ordinance, and there will be a Q&A. Social at 6, presentation at 6:30. The meeting is free for members and $10 for guests.

The Memphis Medical District Collaborative will hold a day of service on MLK Day next Monday and is seeking volunteers to help clean up Morris Park at Poplar and Manassas. Two shifts are available: 10 to noon and 2 to 4. Please note which shift you prefer when registering.

The College Football National Championship Game is tonight on ESPN at 7. Georgia vs. Bama. I like both schools equally and will simply be rooting for good football.

Justin Timberlake has announced a May 30 concert date at FedExForum.

Drinks with Dems is coming Downtown. It will be Wednesday, January 24 from 5:30 to 8:30 at the Brass Door, and subsequent events will be held the fourth Wednesday of every month. Progressives, liberals, Democrats, and those resisting the administration of The Stable Genius are invited to attend.

Doesn’t The Stable Genius sound like the kind of name that would be given to the leader of an authoritarian regime? Kind of like Kim Il-sung was The Great Leader, Kim Jong-il was The Dear Leader, and when Kim Jong-un was being vetted as Kim Jong-il’s successor, the media referred to him as The Young General.

That’s it for now. I plan on watching Georgia-Bama at Blind Bear. Back tomorrow with more news.