I'm feeling lazy today, so here is the latest from around the soccer world:
The Portland to MLS drama drags on
- Blue Oregon cracks on Wall Street about the Portland MLS bid.
- Portland's mayor is still pushing for the deal to happen.
- The Oregonian Editorial Board has the title Nowheresville USA in their last op-ed about the deal......
- The Portland Tribune has a piece about today's big vote as well.
- For the latest from the meeting, here is the live blog.
- I love articles like this that make it sound like a done deal.........
- From Seattle's viewpoint, Portland and Vancouver are so close the fans can taste it.
- Ives Galarcep has his two cents on decision day in Portland.
As the LA Galaxy turns
- Ridge Mahoney's latest at SI.com looks at the silver lining of the Beckham deal. There is a silver lining?!?!?!?!?
- Nick Green has a great letter to Galaxy fans that the LA brass should have written. Classic stuff!
- Alexi Lalas is predicted that LA fans will boo Beckham upon his return. The upside there is that there will still be people in the stands to boo him, I guess.
- Nick Green also covers the return of Landon Donovan to SoCal.
News & Notes:
- If you were wondering about the 2009 Rhinos season ticket pricing, here is a pdf version of the flyer.
- The St Louis bid for an expansion team just got a shot in the arm today with Anheuser-Busch joining the bid.
- Two more assistant referees in MLS? Interesting....
- MLS has a fan code and a pledge to the fans.
- The US U-20s have qualified for the World Cup.
- DC has added goalkeeper Josh Wicks in a trade from LA. I guess that means that Louis Crayton's injury was really bad.
- Tony Caig has resurfaced across the pond.
- It looks like Eugene Melnyk hasn't given up on his bid to get Ottawa into MLS.
- Maradona has some explaining to do......
- Should this give me hope?
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