LDI'll try and avoid Beckham today and go with all sort so links from around the world of soccer:

- Andrea Canales and Luis Bueno take a look at Landon Donovan and his time with Bayern Munich which is close to coming to an end.

- Ted Wagner is wondering where is the love for LD?

- Is Miami FC on the verge of pulling the plug on the 2009 USL 1st Division Season? Maybe, maybe not............

- There are all sorts of articles on Portland's MLS bid:

MLS Goes to Salem

An investment in more than sports

Soccer task force takes it shot on goal

Moving forward on MLS

Portland makes final plea

- Adrian Serioux has been traded to Toronto FC.

- WPS unveiled their uniforms this week. I like Chicago unis, but I'm wondering what's up with FC Gold Pride's skorts....

- How could the Red Bulls release Eric Brunner from camp, yet expect a lot to sell him to Columbus?

- DC United has posted a FAQ about their new stadium plan.

- Seattle PDL clubs are trying to get out of Seattle Sounders FC's way.

- This one goes out for Sam: Legends of MLS: Preki

- I'd love to see the Rhinos have car magnets as a give away early in 2009.

- John Ball mentioned that Scott Palguta was headed to Colorado to try out with the Rapids on Saturday's show. Well, here is what Scott said when I asked him about that: "If I'm going to Colorado I guess I'll be the last to know about it....."

Scott is pencilled in to join us on Kick This! on Saturday

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