hourglassOver the past few weeks, Vancouver has added defender Wesley Charles, Portland has brought back USL veteran Byron Alvarez, Montreal added midfielder Felix Brillant, and now Carolina has added forward Ronald Cerritos who was recently released by Real Maryland of the USL 2nd Division.

It will be interesting to see if Cerritos is in the RailHawks lineup when they host Vancouver this evening in the Fox Soccer Channel Game of the Week.

It will be interesting to see what happens across the league as the roster freeze date gets closer and closer........

News & Notes: 

- Jeff has an update on Johnny Menyongar's status for Sunday's match versus Atlanta.

- Steven Goff has the guidelines that have been laid out for the next round of MLS expansion and Portland's owner has already thrown his hat into the ring.

- Steven Goff is also reporting that MLS fined Blanco $7500 for his stunt during the Open Cup match versus DC.

- US Soccer.com has their USWNT Olympic page up and a postcard from Rachel Buehler.

- Seems to me that an article about the world being at Benny Feilhaber's feet is about 12 months too late. Given how Benny's season at Derby County went, things wouldn't appear to be as bright as they were before his move to the EPL.

- SBI.net has a piece about how Brad Guzan has secured a UK work permit and that will allow him to move to Aston Villa.

- SBI.net is also talking about how Cardiff City is not giving up on landing Kenny Cooper from FC Dallas.

- From 8am to 5pm tomorrow, the Flower City Soccer League will be having it's end of season outdoor tournament at Aquinas Institute at 1127 Dewey Avenue in the city. The executive director of FCSL is former Rhinos defender Jason Perry. The league funded through Quad-A for Kids and helps bring the beautiful game to those that might not normally get to participate.

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