Vancouver is in and Portland looks to be next

Published: March 18, 2009 12:00am Vancouver MLS It's official. Vancouver has been granted a 2011 MLS expansion franchise. A renovated BC Place will also be the home of the franchise when it makes the jump in two seasons. There are also reports that Portland will be named as the league's 18th team on Friday. SB...

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Rave green is the color of the week

Published: March 17, 2009 12:00am - Not an expansion team - Preview Quick Hits - Sounders FC - Excitement surrounds Seattle's first season - Are you with the band? NY Times blog - Carey Waits for the Other Boot to Drop in Seattle The Oregonian - Former Portland stars...

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Sarkodie and Ambersley in Rhinos camp

Published: March 16, 2009 12:00am

Since we had John Ball in studio on Saturday, we got one name of a guy that is in Rhinos camp. That player is Kwame Sarkodie who played college soccer for the Cincinnati Bearcats, spent the 2008 season with the Cleveland City Stars of the USL 2nd division, and then signed on with the Colorado Rapid...

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Published: March 13, 2009 12:00am

It's been a slow news day and I'm tired. We do have a good show lined up for tomorrow with Scott Vallow and Mike Ambersley scheduled to join us with John Ball joining me in studio. Why Ambo? Tune in tomorrow to Sportsradio 1280AM between 11 and noon and find out. Crazy thought of the day  The Rapid...

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Palguta is gone to the Rockies

Published: March 12, 2009 12:00am

D& Devo's Direct Kicks The Rhinos have lost defender Scott Palguta to the Colorado Rapids of MLS a little over a week before their first pre-season game. Apparently the out clause in Scott's contract had a March 15th cut off, so Steve Guppy and the Rapids swooped in just in the nick of tim...

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Hump day

Published: March 11, 2009 12:00am

I'm feeling lazy today, so here is the latest from around the soccer world: The Portland to MLS drama drags on - Blue Oregon cracks on Wall Street about the Portland MLS bid. - Portland's mayor is still pushing for the deal to happen. - The Oregonian Editorial Board has the title Nowheresville...

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More on Palguta to Colorado

Published: March 10, 2009 12:00am

D& Devo's Direct Kicks Devo has an article in today's D&C about Scott Palguta heading to Colorado. It doesn't appear that it's a done deal yet, but things don't look good for the Rhinos on the eve of camp opening up. Hey, is that Scott half cut off of the left side or is he just start...

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Published: March 9, 2009 12:00am

Devo's Direct Kicks Nothing more needs to be said for now............... The reaction to the Beckham news..... Since the extension of the Beckham loan for an AC Milan-LA Galaxy friendly deal is complete, here are some of the best reactions: - The Novelty of David Beckham is over -...

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Rhinos add 2 and a Montreal Meltdown

Published: March 6, 2009 12:00am

Today the Rhinos announced the signings of midfielder Chris Nurse and forward Tai Atieno who played the 2008 season with Puerto Rico, but who had been traded to Charleston during the off season. These two signings bring the Rhinos roster to 17 players with 15 days remaining before their first pre-s...

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Islanders are through to the semifinals

Published: March 5, 2009 12:00am

USL Puerto Rico advanced past Honduran champs Marathon with a 1-0 road victory last evening. New Islander Nicholas Addlery scored the loan goal of the match in stoppage time to salt away the victory for Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico will now face Mexico's Cruz Azul in the semifinals. The Mont...

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I'm ODing on the NHL Trade Deadline

Published: March 4, 2009 12:00am

I'm OD-ing on NHL trade deadline coverage today, so this is going to be quick. -  Bruce lauds AC Milan? Really.... - At least it looks like LA got paid to ....... lose out on the Beckham deal. And apparently it was a No-Lose situation! - Barca-Miami expansion bid is dead. Good for MLS. Bad for...

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Beckham wins and everybody waive

Published: March 3, 2009 12:00am

LA Times No Short Corners The Yahoo! Sports With news that David Beckham will remain with AC Milan through the end of their 2008-09 season before re-joining the LA Galaxy during the summer transfer window, I have to say that the David Beckham Experiment in LA will go down as a f...

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19 days until the Rhinos pre-season kicks off

Published: March 2, 2009 12:00am

Rhinos The weather may not show it, but the Rhinos are 18 days away from their two day combine and 19 days away from their first pre-season game versus the Cleveland City Stars at Rhinos Stadium on Saturday March 21st. The Rhinos still have some holes to fill in the lineup with only 15 pl...

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Smith out, Sancho in

Published: February 27, 2009 12:00am

D& Devo's Direct Kicks Yesterday was the day that the news finally came to light about Ross Smith requiring heart surgery that will likely keep him out for most, or all, of the 2009 season. Ross came in last year and quickly became a fan favorite with his physical style of play and unique...

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Mid-week kick around

Published: February 25, 2009 12:00am

I'll try and avoid Beckham today and go with all sort so links from around the world of soccer: - Andrea Canales and Luis Bueno take a look at Landon Donovan and his time with Bayern Munich which is close to coming to an end. - Ted Wagner is wondering where is the love for LD? - Is Miami FC on...

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If you need a Beckham drama fix......

Published: February 23, 2009 12:00am

MLS Daily - Leiweke lashes out at Milan - Why LA Galaxy are right to fight AC Milan for David Beckham's services  BBC - Beckham is still hopeful over Milan News of the World - It's Pay-Beck Time - David Beckham in crunch talks over his LA Galaxy future Reuters UK - Mila...

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He said/She said

Published: February 20, 2009 12:00am Sky Soccer Well, the LA Galaxy don't share AC Milan's optimism that a deal to keep David Beckham in Milan could happen soon. In fact, LA is saying that AC Milan has yet to come back to them after AC Milan's initial offer was flatly refused. It is tough...

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Beckham closer to staying in Milan?

Published: February 19, 2009 12:00am AC Milan thinks that there has been some movement towards getting Beckham out from the clutches of MLS and the LA Galaxy. SI's Arash Markazi says that LA should let him go since he's underperformed for them any way. The Beckham-less (and Donovan-less) Galaxy went out last night and won 2-0...

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Slow News Day

Published: February 18, 2009 12:00am

It was a slow news day, but here is the best of the newsie items for today: - USL, the D& Sports Section, and Devo's Blog all have pieces on yesterday's announcement by the Rhinos that they have signed Chris Sanders and Ze Roberto for the 2009 season. - Could Montreal be back...

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Rhinos sign two more (and Palguta released by NY)

Published: February 17, 2009 12:00am

The Rhinos announced today that they have re-signed midfielder Ze Roberto and added 6'3" 190 lb forward Chris Sanders who left the University of Portland after his junior season to sign with FC Nurnberg of the German Bundesliga. The Rhinos inked Sanders to a one year deal with an option for t...

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Beckham drama is still going

Published: February 16, 2009 12:00am

LA - Bid looks low for Beckham - Beckham injures hamstring as transfer battle continues - AC Milan: Deal for Beckham isn't dead LA - Galaxy expects Beckham to return Advantage Played: To: Commissioner Don Garber Soccer Insider: Milan's Offer? $3 million

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I guess I should have gone with the crowd

Published: February 12, 2009 12:00am

US - Bradley double leads US past Mexico Soccer Insider - USA-Mexico rewind Soccer Insider - The Hejduk Incident - Freedman - 5 things we learned - Michael Lewis - Those Bradley Boys - Central midfielders emerging for US - US-Mexico - T...

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US-Mexico matchday link-o-rama

Published: February 11, 2009 12:00am

Soccer Insider - Plan B Soccer America US Soccer Insider I think I just broke my Control, C, and V buttons...

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US-Mexico is only two days away

Published: February 9, 2009 12:00am

US - US Roster US - Bob Bradley conference call US - Video Gallery US - Anatomy of 2-0 Part 1 US - Anatomy of 2-0 Part 2 US - Don't Tread on the Red USMNT Official Blog Photo Gallery - US-Mexico Top 10 Clashes As usu...

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Palguta is running with the Red Bulls (again)

Published: February 6, 2009 12:00am

Red Bulls blog The NY Red Bulls had two starting center backs that are very familiar to Rhinos fans when they took on the US U-17 Nats on Wednesday in Carlos Mendes and Scott Palguta. Yup, the Rhinos defender is once again on trial with the Red Bulls.  The Rhinos defense could start getting thinner...

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Exit strategy

Published: February 4, 2009 12:00am

ESPN Soccernet The AP is reporting that David Beckham's lawyers are talking to the LA Galaxy brass. It will be interesting to see if the talks are around merely extending the loan through the end of the 2008-09 Serie A season or for a transfer from LA to AC Milan. Either way, I'm expecting th...

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I'm a slacker

Published: February 2, 2009 12:00am

I'm feeling really lazy and not creative at all today. So, here goes link-o-rama: - Yesterday's D&C and a cool little Q&A with Scott Vallow. - Abby Wambach (and USMNT defender Frankie Hejduk) were showcased on the latest Studio 90 News from US - Sven-Goran Eriksson has named h...

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How suite it is

Published: January 30, 2009 12:00am

D& Devo's Direct Kicks - My two cents about the $4 million I love the negativity from the non-soccer fans in this town. I understand times are tough. But do we really want to question an investment in the Rochester community? I'm sure the people that work at LeChase don't mind the work! P...

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Kreamalmayer out

Published: January 29, 2009 12:00am

Devo's Direct Kicks Carolina Earlier in the week, the news was positive in that the Rhinos had re-signed MF/D Danny Earls. Now the news is not so good in that Luke Kreamalmayer has signed with the Carolina RailHawks. Kreamalmayer tied the Rhinos club record with 9 assists last season,...

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Danny Earls is back

Published: January 27, 2009 12:00am

The Rhinos have just announced that they have re-signed Danny Earls to a one year deal for the 2009 season. Thank goodness MLS and the Colorado Rapids didn't outbid Rochester! News & Notes: - So, AC Milan has leaked to the media that they are hoping to keep Beckham beyond his current l...

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