Last week the USL PRO started the 2011 season and this week WPS and the NASL get their seasons under way.
Although, we have to wait a week for the Rhinos and Flash to kick off their 2011 seasons.
- Inside Minnesota Soccer.com has a week 1 wrap up.
- The USL inked a 3 year deal with Fox Soccer Channel. The Rhinos will appear on FSC three times in 2011, including the away match at Orlando City on July 16th.
- USL PRO Week in Review from Inside Minnesota Soccer.com.
- SBI.net's Week 2 preview for the USL PRO League.
- The Flash will take on the Greece Cobras U18 Boys at Sahlen's Stadium today at 4pm.
- You should check out the Flash's Youtube page. These are some cool looks at the players on and off the field.
- Soccer America breaks down the big off season moves in WPS.
- The USL's blog looks at Christine Sinclair of the Flash. She is scheduled to join us on today's Kick This! show.
- SBI.net has their week 1 preview.
- NSC Minnesota unveiled their new kits and jersey sponsor.
- I'm not sure if I like the NASL game ball by Joma or not.....
- Here is some training video of the Atlanta Silverbacks.
- Inside Minnesota Soccer.com looks at the ways the NASL wants to get more in line with the international game.
- The NASL has also signed up 343RLP+ to help with league and team branding. So far, they ware way better than what MLS put together in their first season.
- FC Dallas defeated Colorado 3-0 last night. Scott Palguta was in the 18, but did not get into the match for the Rapids.
- Real Salt Lake has advanced to the CONCACAF Champions League final versus Monterrey.
- Steven Goff has a few minutes with DC United's Perry Kitchen.
- WVHooligan looks at MLS and expansion to Detroit.
- The Jimmy Conrad Show has moved to LA.
- The Portland Timbers have their own iPhone game app.
- DC & KC advanced in USOC qualifying.
- Empire Field is working out well as a temporary home for the Whitecaps.
- MLS has a referee problem already this season.
- Apparently Don Garber made some interesting comments in Montreal.
- Are the Red Bulls faking their attendance issues?
- Here is an interview with a Livestrong exec about their partnership with Sporting KC.
- Steve Davis wonders if it is time to put Thierry Henry on the list of DP flops yet.
- Du Nord looks at the whole list of MLS DPs to start the 2011 season.
- The Vancouver Whitecaps Development Academy will be a part of the US Soccer Development Academy.
- Jozy Altidore scored a nice goal for his club team in Turkey.
- LeBron James now owns a minority stake in Liverpool FC.
- Andy Najar has decided not to play internationally for the US.
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