USL Soccer.com

Brent Sancho and Tiger Fitzpatrick were named to the USL 1st Division Team of the Week for their work in the Rhinos 2-1 win in Montreal on Saturday afternoon.

Chad Severs was once again named to the 2nd Division TOTW. He is currently tied for the league lead with 4 goals so far this season for Harrisburg.

News & Notes:

- If you want an in depth breakdown of the Philadelphia Union logo and what it means, check this out.

- The fans in Philadelphia looked happy yesterday.

- Tim Howard has set the Everton club record for shutouts in a season.

- Mac Kandji was named the MLS Player of the Week this week.

- MLS is looking to promote core fan marketing practices. Basically, they want to get best practices from the more successful clubs and share them with the less fortunate.

- Puerto Rico is one win away from again qualifying for the CONCACAF Champions League.

- It looks like MLS is loosening some of the academy rules and the Red Bulls seem to like the changes.

- Speaking of T&T, Chris Birchall is close to joining LA and Cornell Glenn is training with San Jose.

- Apparently Joey Saputo is talking big about Montreal moving to MLS.  It will all come down to whether they show MLS the money or not.

- I wonder if the financial health of the league will become more public real soon?

- Ambo is a go-to player for the Rhinos? To me, it says a lot about the depth of this team offensively when an outsider thinks that Mike is a go-to guy. 

- Ridge Mahoney says that the Galaxy are set for a revival at SI.com. I'm betting that the Beckham circus derails that course.

- Apparently the Japanese Women's National Team is afraid to come to the US due to the Swine Flu Epidemic.

The views and opinions expressed in this column are those of the author, and not necessarily those of the Rochester Rhinos or SoccerSam.com. Feel free to send any comments or complaints to news@soccersam.com. James promises to read (but not to respond) to all of them.