January 25, 2008
I doubt Ryan Whirty is the only one wondering why the Rhinos have been so silent the last couple of weeks about the new investor coming on board.
But, all we seem to be able to do now is wait and wait and wait........
News & Notes:
- Former Rhino Henry Gutierrez has been named an assistant coach with the Cary RailHawks U-23 PDL team.
- Well, we found out where former DC United goalkeeper Jay Nolly has landed in the USL. Jay and DC forward Nicolas Addlery have both signed with the Vancouver Whitecaps.
- Bob Bradley has called 21 players into camp to prepare for the upcoming match versus Mexico. Jozy Altidore isn't in the USMNT camp as he is in the U-23 MNT camp preparing for Olympic Qualifying.
- Metro West Daily News and The Boston Globe both have articles about Pat Noonan's move to Norway. The main tact of the articles is on the calculated risk that the Revs took by not picking up the option on Noonan's contract and how the move has added to the Revs busier than usual off season. I would have liked to see more time spent on why Noonan is moving to Norway.
- The Deseret Morning News has a short piece on Ian Joy signing with Real Salt Lake.
- The KC Star has a piece on Eddie Johnson moving to Fulham. Now this is a move that makes sense. This article even has a quote from Eddie's mom about the move.
- The Houston Chronicle has an article on what the Dynamo should do given Joseph Ngwenya's move to Austria. Some bad news for the Dynamo is that Nate Jaqua is also looking at a move to Austria right now.
- US Soccer Players.com has a Q&A with new Red Bulls head coach Juan Carlos Osorio. Osorio talks up Eric Brunner which is good for the Rhinos and bad for Scott Palguta.
- The Toronto Sun talks about how Mo Johnston is trying to talk Joseph Lapira into going the MLS route to start his pro career as opposed to a European option.
- Chris Henderson has been named the technical director of MLS Seattle.
- It looks like Christian Gomez won't be back with DC United as he is looking for a contract worth $500,000 a year. That much money would make Gomez a DP in MLS' eyes as he doesn't fall into the grandfather clause realm like Landon Donovan and Carlos Ruiz. SBI.net has a report on who is likely to replace Gomez as DC's midfield maestro.
- In case you missed it, SBI.net wraps up yesterday's MLS Supplemental Draft.
- HKS has gotten the gig to build Liverpool's new 71,000 seat stadium.
- MLSnet.com has an overview of the MLS off season that will kick off tomorrow when NY opens camp.
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