May 17, 2010
Since there is no Rhinos game from over the weekend to rehash, let's just get to the links:
- Work on your resume if you want a ticket to Wednesday night's Rhinos-Crystal Palace Baltimore match.
- Don Garber says that MLS has yet to put together the list of what they want in franchise #20 and that he doesn't want to think about moving teams that are struggling at the gate. And no, I haven't seen anywhere recently where Rochester is on a list of potential future MLS markets. Well, unless Garber thinks that Rochester is in Canada....
- Devo had some quick takes yesterday on his blog.
- Abby Wambach had a goal and an assist in Washington's 2-0 win in Atlanta yesterday. Oh yeah, she was playing with a broken nose and wasn't wearing any protection that I saw.
- NASL.com has their USSF D-2 week in review up. Austin defeated Crystal Palace Baltimore 2-1 yesterday to move past the Rhinos and Portland and into 1st place in the USL Conference and the league.
- Apparently a lot of fans at the Timbers-AC St Louis match were there for the skateboard decks the team gave away. On the field, AC St Louis got a point thanks to a 90th minute goal by Mike Ambersley. Kip Kesgard also posted his history of the Timbers Army.
- US Soccer.com has the USSF D-2 Pro League Team Stats page up and running.
- Ben Lyttleton at SI.com breaks down the Thierry Henry to NY talk that has been building steam lately and Grant Wahl has his first three thoughts on the topic. I wonder if this move will blow up in the Red Bulls faces if it ushers Juan Pablo Angel out of town. I could see Henry being a lot less productive in MLS than Angel has been.
- Unprofessional Foul thinks that long lines for the PATH trains out of Red Bull Arena may be turning some fans away. And before this year, the talk was that the public transit would be a plus for the new stadium....
- After missing the bulk of the season with a knee injury, Gooch is going to play the 2010-11 season for free for AC Milan. I wonder if this makes it easier for them to loan him out?
- Steve Davis wonders who is the most indispensable player for the USMNT on the heels of Germany losing Michael Ballack. I wonder if Howard is too high due to depth at his position and Dempsey is too high due to his inconsistent preformances for the NT?
- I wonder if this news will be the punchline to some US Supporters cracks on June 12th?
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