The Rochester Lancers have unveiled their inaugural class of the team's Wall of Fame.
Team Inductees: Claude Campos, Sal DeRosa (Coach), Pat Ercoli, Francisco Escos, Carlos Metidieri, Frank Odoi, Dragan "Don" Popovic (Coach), Branko Segota, Joe Sirianni (Trainer) and Mike Stojanovic.
Non-Team Inductees: Pat Dinolfo, Tony Pullano, Nuri Sabuncu and Charles Schiano
Popovic and Segota were part of the inaugural class of the Indoor Soccer Hall of Fame earlier this month, as well.
News & Notes:
- The Syracuse Silver Knights made the Diego Serna signing official today.
- Here is a video of Abby Wambach, Alex Morgan, and Hope Solo at the Chicago Marathon.
- Hassoun Camara has become the first player that Montreal has signed from their NASL roster to their 2012 MLS roster.
- The USMNT visited the 9/11 Memorial in NYC.
- Studio 90 has a piece on the USMNT being ready for Ecuador tonight.
- SBI.net talks about how the NJ natives on the USMNT have a special game tonight in front of their home fans.
- Klinsmann says that MLS-based USMNTers need more work during the MLS off season.
- Peter Nowak has a take on Klinsmann's take about MLS developing USMNTers.
- Soccer America looks at the test that Ecuador will bring to the USMNT.
- Here is Schellas Hyndman, Brek Shea's current club coach, on Shea getting all sorts of attention from European clubs.
- Jurgen Klinsmann has hired Chris Woods as the goalkeeper coach. Woods is Tim Howard's goalkeeper coach at Everton.
- The USMNT might be taking on France in November.
- If you want a free replica Red Bulls jersey , just buy a midfield or sideline ticket to the Red Bulls-Union match.
- Buffalo is on the BBC thanks to Bob Rich.
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