September 16, 2009
Don't take my word for it.
Spend a few minutes to read the latest post at Pitch Invasion by Chicago Red Stars CEO Peter Wilt.
It is really, really good.
TOA & MLS(2)???
While this latest nugget on the TOA situation will likely get a lot of internet play, I can't believe that MLS will seriosuly consider a promotion/relegation situation.
Current and future members of MLS have invested way too much money to risk dropping from MLS to a 2nd division.
And I can't see teams paying a full MLS share to join a 2nd division.
It will also be interesting to see how seriously MLS considers joining forces with USL breakaway teams. The fact that Vancouver and Montreal are a part of the group will help gets Don Garber's ear. But, I can also see MLS not wanting to take on the problems involved with running a 2nd division right now.
I'm sure the MLS brass have their hands full with things like the CBA talks, their TV deals, getting a stadium for DC United, attendance issues in the markets that have seen 25%+ decreases in 2009 and other issues.
News & Notes:
- Puerto Rico was able to play Cruz Azul to a crazy 3-3 draw last night. Here are the Youtube highlights.
- DC was able to get a 1-0 CCL win over San Juan Jabloteh thanks to a Christian Gomez PK. And once again, Youtube has the highlights.
- Yanks Abroad talks about the Jermaine Jones injury while MLS Talk ponders whether he even has a future with the USMNT. I thought that was a given the way that so many USMNT supporters were slobbering over the news that he was making the switch to repping the Red, White, and Blue.
- Does Mr. White want to stay in Chicago beyond this season after all?
- Mourinho on Capello . Feel the love!
- For the stat heads, the Pro Zone Analysis for USMNT v El Salvador and v T&T are up at US Soccer.com.
- Ives Galarcep takes his shot at which 23 players look to be heading to the 2010 World Cup for the US.
- Apparently DeRo isn't buying rumors that TFC will have natural grass at BMO Field in 2010 until he sees it.
- Drew Carey made an appearance on the Late Late Show. And you know that they had to talk a little footie.
- WPS had their expansion draft for Philly and Atlanta yesterday.
- The chief at Chelsea is going to step down? No way.....
- Grant Wahl chats with Tim Howard and Tim doesn't say that John Wolyniec is the best striker he's ever played against? No way!
- Lee Nguyen is training with Arsenal per Yanks Abroad.
- I can't wait for the Dorothy jokes for Daniel Hernandez after this article at MLSNet.com.
- If you want to help Ethan Zohn do something cool, click here.
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