September 2, 2011
The WNY Flash have lost captain Caroline Seger with her signing a two year deal in Sweden.
With questions about whether Marta will be back in 2012 with her being out of contract, it will be interesting to see if perhaps the Flash change their formation from the 4-3-3 with three center midfielders that flowed freely to a more traditional 4-4-2 with Becky Edwards and Brittany Bock as the center mids and then add some real wing players to go with Christine Sinclair and Alex Morgan up top.
Or, they could just re-load in the off season.....
US-Costa Rica tonight
MLS Soccer.com - Klinsmann wants deeper relationship between the USMNT and their fans
Inside Minnesota Soccer.com - Match Preview
SBI.net - Landon Donovan will skip the US-Belgium game
USMNT Blog - Inside the Lines
MLS Soccer.com - Match Preview
MLS Soccer.com - Donovan on how Klinsmann style is already taking hold within the USMNT
MLS Soccer.com - Robbie Rogers has a special tie with Klinsmann
The Original Winger - Supporters take in a USMNT practice
Soccer America - Klinsmann urges his players to be bold
Soccer America - Carlos Bocanegra on the team's focus
Soccer America - Jose Torres enjoys new chapter
Goal.com - Match Preview
SBI.net - USMNT to play Honduras on Oct 8 in Miami
Yanks Abroad - Match Preview
MLS Soccer.com - Klinsmann knows Donovan's best position
Yanks Abroad - Castillo poised to claim left back spot
Goal.com - Donovan on Klinsmann letting the team to express themselves
Steve Davis - Breaking News: Klinsmann knows a little bit about soccer
Tonight is the second match in the Klinsmann era of the USMNT. But, this time Klinsmann has had more time to make choices and build a plan for the match.
With the US planning more friendlies for the rest of 2011, it is going to be fun to watch Klinsmann continue to put his stamp on the team as they prepare for the beginning of World Cup qualifying.
WPS CEO steps down
It appears that WPS won't take long to name a new CEO. This move could be vital for the league as they head into another off season where the future of the young league will hang in the balance.
News & Notes:
- Beau Dure looks at the ways WPS could schedule around the 2012 Olympics.
- Check out the trailer for a short length movie about WPS that has plenty of coverage of FC Gold Pride that starred more than a few members of the 2011 WNY Flash.
- The Goalkeeper chats with the owner of the Philadelphia Independence.
- The Atlanta Beat plan to get Chalupny some help in 2012.
- Mike Ambersley was named the NASL Player of the Month for August.
- Orlando City has re-signed three players before they even play in the USL PRO League Championship game!
- It looks like the NFL stadium deal for the Minnesota Vikings could impact MLS expansion if it happens.
- Michael Bradley talks to the USMNT blog about his move to Serie A.
- A few Yanks Abroad didn't move on Transfer Deadline Day.
- Big Fox will air four EPL games, including on Super Bowl Sunday.
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