The Rochester Lancers are having a press conference to announce 5 new player signings, along with the addition of a new assistant coach and their head athletic trainer.

Devo thinks that Mauricio Salles might be announced today because of a picture he posted on facebook. I think the bigger clue is that Salles has set the Lancers as his employer on facebook.

News & Notes:

Abby Wambach has been named the Sportswoman of the Year by the Women's Sports Foundation. 

The Wichita Wings have signed Jamar Beasley who is a big time scorer in the MISL and DeMarcus' brother. The Wings have also announced that they will have an open scrimmage.

- Former Rhino Warren Ukah has re-signed with the Baltimore Blast. 

KCKRS interviews the biggest collector of MISL merch ever. 

- If Gary Smith and former Rhinos player/assistant coach Steve Guppy are let go by Colorado, the duo may have suitors back home.

- WNY Flash F Christine Sinclair is back in action for Canada at the Pan Am Games.

Beau Dure says new WPS CEO Jennifer O'Sullivan is good to go. 

Equalizer Soccer talks about the potential new team in Connecticut and apparently Tony DiCicco is not involved.  

Beau Dure also has a new post in his single digit soccer series. This time the topic is when is the right age to start splitting kids up by talent level. 

- The NASL final is set and it's Fort Lauderdale versus NSC Minnesota.  

The Seattle Sounders and their fans had nice tributes to Kasey Keller over the weekend. 

- Could Promotion-Relegation in the EPL go away? 

Jurgen Klinsmann's son has been called into the US U-15 camp. 

- Apparently 15 clubs were scouting Brek Shea at a recent USMNT match. WOW. 

- The USMNT will play Slovenia on November 15th.

- If you want Rise & Shine - The Jay DeMerit Story to come to Rochester, I'd bug The Little Theatre and see what happens. 

- MLS has unveiled the details of the Montreal Impact Expansion Draft.

The Seattle Sounders had the 4th best attendance worldwide for a club soccer match from this past weekend. Yeah, soccer hasn't arrived in the US...... 

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