December 7, 2006
The David Beckham to the LA Galaxy rumor mill has a little more grist as Victoria Beckham, David's wife, has reportedly been looking at homes in Beverly Hills and Hollywood and supposedly wants to finalize a purchase by January.
With the transfer window opening up in January, the timing obviously has people expecting that Beckham will be heading to the LA Galaxy with MLS implementing the Designated Player Rule, aka the David Beckham Rule, recently.
Construction of Red Bull Park still on schedule despite delays
Despite delays in the groundbreaking for Red Bull Park in Harrison, NJ, Nick Sakiewicz, president of Anschutz Entertainment Group New York/New Jersey, says that things are still on track and that construction is expected to begin in March.
The $100 million 25,000 seat soccer specific stadium is scheduled to open in July, 2008.
FC Dallas parts ways with captain Simo Valakari
I'll admit it's a dream, but Valakari would look really nice in the central defensive midfield spot for the Rhinos in 2007.
MLS' leader in fouls during each of his three MLS seasons and 2004 team MVP, Valakari was made expendable when FC Dallas acquired Adrian Serioux from Toronto FC after the expansion team acquired Serioux from the Houston Dynamo in the expansion draft.
It will be interesting to see if Valakari, a Finnish international, moves on to another MLS squad or if he moves back to Europe where he has played for FinnPa in Finland, Motherwell in Scotland, and Derby County in England throughout his career.
Red Bulls looking at 36 year old Dutch goalkeeper?
I guess going from 38 year old Tony Meola to 36 year old Ronald Waterreus would constitute getting a little younger.
Bruce Arena said the moves to waive players like Meola and Chris Henderson were due to his desire to get a little younger. So the news that the Red Bulls might be trying to acquire the former Glasgow Rangers keeper is a bit of a head scratcher.
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