The rumor that the NY Red Bulls were going to steal head coach Juan Carlos Osorio from the Chicago Fire appears to be coming true as Osorio has resigned from his post with the Fire.
There are also sources that are saying that the Red Bulls are preparing to announce that Juan Carlos Osorio will be the man to replace Bruce Arena in NY.
Apparently Osorio feels like he will be able to bring his sick mother to live in the large Colombian community in the metro NY area and that is why he wanted to make the move from Chicago to the Red Bulls.
If that truly is the reason, then I'm glad that all parties involved could work things out.
The next question is who will replace Osorio with the Fire?
News & Notes:
- The Carolina RailHawks have grabbed another former Richmond Kicker by getting a deal done to add 2007 USL 2nd Division First Team midfielder Matt Watson. Watson will join the RailHawks after his indoor season with the Baltimore Blast is complete.
- US Soccer.com has their first article on this week's USWNT camp, the first under new head coach Pia Sundhage.
- Here is a really cool article on how Brighton native Dave Sarachan has moved from being the Chicago Fire head coach to one of the biggest fans of UIC's men's soccer program where his son Ian is a key member of the squad.
- Glenn Davis of the Houston Chronicle talks about how Oscar De La Hoya is interested in buying the Dynamo.
- Goal.com has their list of the 10 biggest busts in MLS in 2007. How can Claudio Reyna not make the top 10?
- Soccer America has the dirt on why Bob Gansler decided to leave Toronto FC. I'm not sure who to side with on that one..........
- Could the LA Galaxy become the the favorite MLS club for a couple of Stampede members? If this rumor comes true, then they might.
- US Soccer Players.com has part II of their interview with MLS second in command Ivan Gazidis up. The ref bashing appears to be the highlight of this piece.
- Steven Goff is saying that Joe Cannon could end up with DC United. I'm really surprised that they want to part ways with Troy Perkins.
- And finally, big ups to Chase Harrison and the rest of the VaTech Hokies Men's Soccer team as they have advanced to the Final Four.
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