April 5, 2007

Sprinkles: Where's HBK?

The Western Conference preview will go up later today. Sorry, the cupcakes aren't out of the bakery just yet...

Houston: Dynamo Diesel will be leading the Dynamo into Pachuca tonight. Let's just hope the mascot isn't made out of balsa wood like Kevin Nash. Otherwise, he'll tear his quad running onto the field.

The Houston U18 squad advanced to the quarterfinals of the prestigous Dallas Cup youth tournament.

Also, here's some talk about a potential new stadium for the Orange Crush.

DC: United acquired forward Marc Burch, previously of the Columbus Crew, for a 3rd round supplemental draft choice in '08. Extra depth is always nice, I suppose.

Josh Gros will not be in the lineup on Saturday in Colorado due to the head injury he received in Guadalajara. I still have no idea how it happened. Kasali Casal has replaced him with the team heading to the Big Dick.

Chicago: It appears that Chris Armas has decided that 2007 will be the end of the line for him. I think Chris had the worst luck of anyone in the national team pool. He definitely would have went to Korea/Japan in 2002, but a knee injury kept him home (and opened up playing time for Pablo Mastroeni). He had worked himself back into the picture for 2006, but another knee injury did him in. Poor guy, he really deserved to have a World Cup on his resume. One of the best ever in MLS, no doubt.

Toronto: Ronnie O'Brien will miss the first 4-6 week of the season with a knee injury. Their midfield is really battered at this point. On top of that, there's rumblings that Richard Mulrooney isn't happy with his new team.

Los Angeles: du Nord is adding Reading defender Ulises de la Cruz to the list of players rumored to be going to the Galaxy. My agent is also in talks with Alexi, I want to go to the Super Club.

In a lesser profile move, the Gals did sign former San Jose defender Ian Russell. He sat out 2006.

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