December 14, 2009
Brian, Kartik, and Jeff all predicted that the US Soccer Federation will come out with a decision on sanctioning the NASL this week.
I was the buzzkill of the group. Given the USL's lawsuit against Tampa Bay, Crystal Palace Baltimore, and Rochester, I'm guessing that things will drag out into mid-January as things will likely shut down for a week or two over the Christmas/New Years timeframe.
With most of the parties involved (pretty much everyone but AC St Louis' Jeff Cooper) following US Soccer's edict to keep quiet, there likely won't be a lot of news until a decision is made.
So, all we can do is sit and wait......
News & Notes:
- Brian also a post up today about the future of pro soccer in the Twin Cities area.
- Devo has some tidbits on the upcoming Rhinos combine.
- Michael Bradley only plays for the USMNT because his dad is the head coach. Uh huh.........
- I wonder how long it is before there are Jurgen Klinsmann to the NY Red Bulls rumors?
- What will Vegas set as the over/under for the number of times Ruud Gullit slams MLS during World Cup broadcasts?
- This shot of Joey Saputo holding the Olympic torch is just calling out for a caption contest.
- If you didn't see Maynor Figueroa's goal versus Stoke City on Saturday morning, you have to check it out.
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