March 29, 2007

Sprinkles: To quote the Steve Miller Band, "Take the Money and Run"

Kansas City: Reports are surfacing that Boca Juniors is interested in Eddie Johnson. Sadly, this probably won't happen. For one, I don't completely believe it. Two, the transfer window won't open again until the summer, and things could change greatly by then. Three, Eddie just needs to focus on scoring goals in MLS before anything else can happen.

We'll see how the first half of the MLS season goes first...

Houston: The Dynamo were held to a draw by the Charleston Battery last night in the Carolina Challenge Cup. They'll finish out their stay in Charleston with a match on Saturday against New York.

New York: Speaking of the Bulls, they fell to former coach Mo Johnston and Toronto FC 2-1 in South Carolina. John Wolyniec, starting up front in place of US U20 international Jozy Altidore, scored the only goal for New York. The hated Alecko Eskandarian scored first for Toronto, no reports of energy drink abuse this time, with Edson Buddle scoring the winner.

Dallas: The deal still isn't done for Pablo Ricchetti, the Argentine D/M the Hoops are after, but he could play for them against Paranaense on Saturday in the second leg of their home and home series. I'm not sure what the hold up is, on the contract side of things, or on the US visa side.

CONCACAF: It looks like the imminent SuperLiga has pushed CONCACAF to forming a Champions' League in 2009. The competition will include a group stage, but no other details are available. Great step, and I think it truly makes the tournament fair for everyone.

New England: Taylor Twellman had the flu and wasn't able to play last night for the US against Guatemala. Waldo wept openly after the game. It's not confirmed if the two events are related.

DC: The excellent DCenters has started a Fan Guide Project, a primer of sorts for new fans of the game and DC United. It's a great idea, and something that hopefully MLS will take notice of. Here's the post about the project and how you can get involved.

Salt Lake: There's an excellent overview of the RSL youth system over at The RSLFM Report. RSL has established partnerships in Tampa and Arizona to complement its efforts in Salt Lake City. I'm highly intrigued by the academy partnership with Real Madrid.

Los Angeles: Alexi just won't let the boys rest. In their efforts to become a SUPERCLUB, the Galaxy are attempting to play every team in the world in 2007. Add Rangers to the list (check the last couple of paragraphs) on May 23.

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