Will the schedule come out today?

Published February 8, 2010

Rhinos owner Rob Clark gave a sneak preview of what the Rhinos 2010 schedule will look like. Here is the entire USSF 2nd Division schedule in PDF Format. The Rhinos will have a four game road trip to open the season ahead of the May 1st home opener versus Carolina. The one thing that jumps out to...

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More MAS

Published February 4, 2010

D&C.com Devo's Direct Kicks The home of the Rhinos will remain Marina Auto Stadium for at least 2010. Apparently the length and dollars of the contract are still being worked. On the business side, I wonder how suite sales are going and when the schedule will get released. Hopefully the schedule is...

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Ralston Wrap Up

Published February 2, 2010

Devo's Direct Kicks MLS Talk MLS Daily WV Hooligan Boston.com The Offside Rules Inside Minnesota Soccer Stltoday.com The Steve Ralston signing has gotten the expected internet buzz. The big question now is will this be the splashiest signing of the 2nd Division off season or will some of the...

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AC St Louis makes a splash

Published February 1, 2010

NASL.com Apparently you can go home again. Steve Ralston grew up in the St Louis area and now he is the first signing by AC St Louis. Ralston leaves the New England Revolution as the MLS All-Time leader in games played, minutes played, and assists. Not only will Ralston be counted on to be an on th...

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The weekend is almost here.....

Published January 29, 2010

The weekend is almost here, but there is some big news in the soccer world. LA Sol fold Daily Soccer Fix MLS Talk Soccer Insider LA Sol website The LA Sol have folded after one season and Marta, Shannon Boxx, and the rest of the Sol players will be dispersed amongst the remaining WPS clubs for...

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Published January 27, 2010

My SoccerSam.com homework folder is overflowing, so here are boatloads of links to all sorts of news that has been flooding the internet over the past coupld of days: - Landon Donovan scored his first goal for Everton yesterday. And Steven Goff has some English media reaction to Donovan's performa...

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Charlie Davies is hoping to be back

Published January 26, 2010

SBI.net Part 1 & SBI.net Part 2 SoccerNet @ ESPN.com Yahoo - Dirty Tackle The Final Third Fanhouse The Offside Rules Inside Minnesota Soccer When Charlie Davies was injured in a car wreck last year, most people figured that he would not be back in time for the World Cup. But Charlie is app...

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Moving day

Published January 25, 2010

I want to ignore the debacle of the US losing to Honduras Saturday night. So, how about a round up the truth and rumors of player comings and goings? - Seattle may be losing forward Fredy Montero . It will be interesting to see what Sigi Schmid does for an encore in Seattle if he were to lose Mont...

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Friday Kick Around

Published January 22, 2010

I'm still a little worn down after last night's indoor soccer game, so here are some quick hits from around the soccer world: - In case you didn't know, US-Honduras is on FSC tomorrow night. - Bob Bradley is happy with Landon Donovan's loan to Everton. - A couple of Salvadoran players have signe...

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Help Out Haiti

Published January 21, 2010

Who Are Ya? Designs Soccer.com If you want to help out the people of Haiti and pick up a new t-shirt at the same time, the people at Who Are Ya? Designs and Soccer.com have you covered. Personally, I just ordered the sweet looking blue shirt from Who Are Ya? News & Notes: - The NASL has hired Kart...

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Round Two

Published January 20, 2010

KC Wizards Twitter Feed MLS Daily MLSNet.com With the Kansas City Wizards breaking ground on their own soccer specific stadium to call home, it would appear that the number of MLS clubs that could be looking to relocate to a new home is dwindling. Why should soccer fans in Rochester care about...

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Twofer Wednesday

Published January 20, 2010

I ran out of time yesterday, so I'm going to try and get two posts out today. The big news of the day is that No Short Corners posted on Monday that the World Cup needs Clint Dempsey and yesterday Fulham FC released the news that a whole lot of people were waiting on.   That news then traveled all...

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A tale of two Yanks Abroad

Published January 18, 2010

MLS Daily - Dempsey suffers knee injury Yanks Abroad - Dempsey diagnosis expected Tuesday Daily Soccer Fix - Donovan appreciation society growing at Everton MLS Daily - Donovan thinking about extending Everton stay Two of the top Americans in the EPL had very different weekends. On the up side,...

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Recapping the MLS Draft

Published January 15, 2010

MLSNet.com - Philly emerges as draft winner MLSNet.com - Trade wrap up MLSNet.com - Bunbury blazes dad's trail SBI.net - Teenage trio lead Philly's haul SBI.net - Wake Forest delivers again Daily Soccer Fix - Truth revealed MLS Daily - Draft day trades send vets packing WVHooligan Draft Grade...

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MLS Super Draft Day Quick Hits

Published January 14, 2010

The MLS Super Draft is upon us and the trades are already happening. DC United has sent the 7th pick, midfielder Fred, and allocation money to Philadelphia for the right to grab former DC United GK Troy Perkins via the top slot in the allocation order.   SBI.net is saying that the Red Bulls have...

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Published January 13, 2010

It's a relatively slow news day and my butt is dragging due to a serious lack of sleep. So, here goes my weak effort for today: - If you want to get a cool Free Beer Movement sticker , introduce someone to soccer and send the story in. - I think the Free Beer Movement should raise money to send car...

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I can't believe my eyes

Published January 12, 2010

Cleveland.com Did a sports writer in the US just write an article that compared an NFL GM hire to a manager hired by the same owner in the EPL? I didn't know that was allowed even if the writer spoon feeds the reads with what an EPL manager does. Seriously though, it is articles like this one that s...

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It's all about Landon Donovan

Published January 11, 2010

Nike.com US Soccer Daily The Offside Rules [Post-game interview] MLS Daily [LD: 'I did OK'] The Original Winger [Match highlights] MLS Insider [Dave Sarachan on Landon's 1st Half] MLS Talk [English Press on LD's performance] MLS Talk [Mission Merseyside] Landon vs Arsenal Wallpaper Soccer...

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USSF Division 2

Published January 8, 2010

D&C.com Devo's Direct Kicks Rhinos Soccer.com Inside Minnesota Soccer.com MLS Talk Triangle Offense Pitch Invasion Onward Soccer.com USL Soccer.com SBI.net SI.com MLS Rumors.net The shotgun wedding of the NASL and USL for the 2010 season is official. Boatloads of the fine details (sc...

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Done Deal

Published January 7, 2010

Inside Minnesota Soccer The Kartik Report [Updated today] The 24th Minute The 24th Minute Devo's Direct Kicks The resolution of the USL-NASL conflict is upon us with the USSF holding a press conference this afternoon to announce the compromise solution that will allow a 2010 2nd Division season...

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Is the end near?

Published January 6, 2010

The Kartik Report Inside Minnesota Soccer I have had two different people relay to me the possibility of a compromise happening that sounds exactly like what Kartik desribed in his post. I can only hope that this happens this week so that the Rhinos can move forward with re-making the roster. But...

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Sedgewick for Assistant Coach

Published January 5, 2010

Rhinos Soccer.com D&C.com Devo's Direct Kicks When Bill Sedgewick's Rhinos playing career came to an end, I said that he was the best person to ever pull a Rhinos jersey over his head. With yesterday's announcement that Bill is returning to the club as an assistant coach, I am yet again very pleas...

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Back from vacation

Published January 4, 2010

After having a couple of weeks off for the holidays, I am back. The USL vs NASL tug of war is into it's second decade now. And with the seven day US Soccer Federation deadline for the two sides to agree on a comprimise coming within the next couple of days, everyone is kind of just waiting and hopi...

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US Soccer says

Published December 30, 2009

US Soccer.com The Kartik Report Pitch Invasion 24th Minute Well, the US Soccer Federation has given another deadline in the USL vs NASL tug of war over control of 2nd Division pro soccer. This time, US Soccer has opted to sanction either league saying that neither league had eight viable markets l...

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LD gets paid

Published December 17, 2009

MLSNet.com SI.com SBI.net The rumor is that Landon Donovan's new four year deal with MLS will bump his salary from less than $1 million per year to north of $2 million per year. This also sets the stage for the long awaited loan to Everton. The interesting part is that not too many people had this...

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Which comes first?

Published December 15, 2009

SI.com Andrea Canales has a breakdown of why Landon Donovan to Everton makes sense, it has me wondering which will come first: Landon to Everton or US Soccer settles the NASL vs USL tug of war? Donovan landing with Everton (or his transfer status being finalized) has to be the easy choice, right? I...

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Not much new

Published December 14, 2009

Inside Minnesota Soccer.com Kick This! 12/12 Show Archive The 24th Minute We had a fun roundtable on Saturday's show with Brian Quarstad from Inside Minnesota Soccer.com and Kartik Krishnaiyer from The Kartik Report.com. Brian, Kartik, and Jeff all predicted that the US Soccer Federation will come...

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LD to Everton, NASL v USL, and more

Published December 11, 2009

Everton FC.com Daily Soccer Fix Reuters MLS Daily The Offside Rules - Tommy Smythe on LD to Everton No Short Corners SBI.net The Original Winger This much we know: Everton are interested in adding Landon Donovan on loan starting next month. Everton and the LA Galaxy have confirmed that talks...

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USL files suit against NASL clubs

Published December 9, 2009

The Kartik Report Inside Minnesota Soccer WV Hooligan In a move that should surprise nobody, the USL has filed suit in Florida against the Tampa Bay Rowdies, Crystal Palace Baltimore, and the Rochester Rhinos for breach of contract. Devo has been told that Rob Clark will be issuing a rebuttal lat...

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No Magic

Published December 7, 2009

Devo's Direct Kicks US Soccer.com The big USL/NASL/US Soccer meeting took place over the weekend and the much hoped for resolution of the whole situation didn't happen. US Soccer did ask both leagues to provide them more information by Wednesday, so perhaps the hope that something might happen this...

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