January 27, 2010
My SoccerSam.com homework folder is overflowing, so here are boatloads of links to all sorts of news that has been flooding the internet over the past coupld of days:
- Kenny Cooper might be heading to Plympugh Argyle to play for Paul Mariner.
- Stuart Holden talks about his deal with Bolton.
- The Seattle Sounders might set a new MLS attendance record before the 2010 season even kicks off.
- Dear Fake Sigi , Lay off Scott Palguta!
- Ridge Mahoney at SI.com takes a look at the future of the KC Wizards with their stadium construction starting up.
- The Houston Dynamo may have a new site in mind as they try and get a stadium deal done.
- Is Portland doing some shady things to get the MLS stadium deal done?
- Is there really a legit case for MLS to expand to Miami?
- Beau Dure's book about MLS looks like it might be a good read.
- The Rhinos will be hosting an charity 8v8 tourney at Rhinos Stadium Saturday, March 6th.
- Vancouver has signed defender Nelson Akwari away from Charleston.
- Crystal Palace Baltimore held a press conference about their move up in competition and the challenges that lie ahead. They also announced a few signings including Randi Patterson and Tsuyoshi Yoshitake who have both played for Charleston.
- FC Tampa Bay Rowdies announced their stadium for 2010 and some player signings. Among the 13 players announced as signed are Scott Buete and Aaron King.
- If you want some more background on how the NASL acquired the NASL.com domain name, here is a blog post for you.
- Carolina head coach Martin Rennie talked about the mental part of the game in a speech to the NCSCA.
- Peter Wilt's latest post at Pitch Invasion looks at the ins and outs of a successful indoor soccer game production.
- In a move that would shock nobody, it looks like the 2018 World Cup will be held in Europe after the 2010 World Cup landed in South Africa and 2014 was awarded to Brazil.
- Setanta Sports USA is about to go bye bye.
- I love this piece about Fulham players not liking the facilities at a recent away game in the FA Cup.
- I love the Studs Up soccer comic strip and this one is classic.
- And finally, former D&C soccer writer Michael Lewis talks about his 35 years covering soccer.
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