Tomorrow night, the Rochester Lancers open their second season in Syracuse against the Silver Knights and there is a lot of news out there this week.
Devo has updates on player signings including Rey "Boom Boom" Martinez is back, Rhinos D/MF Danny Earls is expected to be signed [UPDATE: it's official], six newcomers to the Lancers have been signed and Kristian Nicht looks headed to the Silver Knights.
Other MISL News:
- All MISL matches will be streamed live on MISLNation.com in 2012-13.
- Baltimore signed a handful of newcomers, including a pair of goalkeepers as they try and replace Sagu.
- Indoor Soccer News has a peek at a Syracuse training session.
- Syracuse opens their season tonight when they host Chicago.
The USWNT has a new head coach
- Former Australian WNT coach Tom Sermanni is the new USWNT coach.
- Grant Wahl had a one on one phone interview with new USWNT head coach Tom Sermanni.
- Jeff Kassouf at Equalizer Soccer believes that player management will be Sermanni's greatest challenge.
- Soccer America talks about how Sermanni is ready to mix things up.
- Ray Curren at All White Kit wonders where this hire takes the USWNT next.
- Goal.com talks about how Sermanni wants the team to play an even better brand of soccer.
- ProSoccerTalk has some more on Sermanni's background.
Other News & Notes:
- Check out the trailer of the documentary about Bob Bradley and the Egytian MNT.
- The Tampa Bay Rowdies came back to win the 2012 NASL title.
- NBC Universal has locked down the broadcast rights to the EPL starting in 2013-14.
- The next NASL expansion team will be located in Loudon County Virginia.
- The LA Galaxy came back last night to advance past the Vancouver Whitecaps in the MLS playoffs.
- Will Bruin's brace helped Houston knock Chicago out of the MLS playoffs the night before.
- With Landon Donovan talking about a potential retirement, should he still be in the mix to be captain of the USMNT?
- Although, Landon says he still loves playing soccer....
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