I ran out of time yesterday, so I'm going to try and get two posts out today.
That news then traveled all over the internet with SBI.net , Soccer Insider , Inside Minnesota Soccer , MLS Talk, MLS Daily, The Original Winger , the USMNT blog, and probably dozens of other sites reporting the news.
SBI.net also has some cool words from Bob Bradley before the results of the tests were released and talks about how so many people reached out to Clint after the injury occured.
Seriously, if things like this and over 100 people called into a conference call about the future of 2ND DIVISION PRO SOCCER IN THE US aren't signs that soccer is growing in this country, then I don't know what is.
News & Notes:
- Andrew Gregor is hanging up his boots. Andrew was always a fun interview during his time in Rochester.
- Gavin Wilkinson has been named the technical director of the Portland MLS club and Tom Soehn has been named the director of soccer operations in Vancouver ahead of their move to MLS in 2011 with Portland.
- Landon Donovan may have a new posse in England , but Bruce Arena is still expecting him to return to the Galaxy despite talk that Landon might like to extend the loan given how well things have gone so far. Landon also hasgotten at least one apology with his strong play for Everton.
- No Short Corners was all over the big Yanks Abroad newsof the day and has some great updates on Ricardo Clark and Stuart Holden. If Holden doesn't land with Braga, Greg at NSC should get huge props as most outlets are running with the one report that Holden to Braga is on. I also wonder if Braga's inability to sign Holden applies to Gale Agbossoumonde as well?
- US Soccer Daily isn't high on the Clark to Eintracht Frankfurt move. I hope this isn't another Gooch to AC Milan situation where Ricardo rots on the bench. If Jermaine Jones can't get healthy, the USMNT may be relying on Clark in the defensive midfield with Michael Bradley.
- You gotta love the Free Beer Movement petition to get Frankie Hekduk as the FBM spokesperson. And I wonder if it is ESPN's Rob Stone that signed it?
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