Tuesday, January 19, 2010

News and Views Found on Tuesday

Interesting Stuff
Pro soccer starved Phoenix may at least see some preseason action. The nation's 14th largest media market has no team above the USASA level, and that team has been on hiatus because of a lack of teams in the American Southwest.
The long road to the Kansas City Wizards playing in a soccer specific stadium took a big step forward.
Jason Davis at MatchFitUSA fills in the blanks on Landon Donovan's new Galaxy contract and what it means for a potential permanent move to Europe.
Richard Farley's latest Inside the Six podcast is the first in a three part series on citizen journalism and the US soccer media.
Fulham FC is reporting that Clint Dempsey's knee injury will not need surgery. He is expected to see action for the club before season's end. Great news for Fulham and the US Men, who are already wondering if two other World Cup starters, Charlie Davies and Oguchi Onyewu will be able to take to the pitch.

Player Moves
USMNT midfielder Ricardo Clark has signed with Bundesliga club Eintracht Frankfurt on a free transfer until the end of the season.
Former LA Galaxy player Josh Tudela signed a three-year deal at Steaua Bucharest.
Chris Albright's trade to RBNY on draft day has a caveat. His contract is not guaranteed due to the uncertainty over his recovery from what amounted to a season ending injury to his torn left lateral meniscus last April.
Down the Byline pointed me to this post on the KC Wizards signing of Guadelupe native Stephane Auvray. Auvray is a defensive midfielder who has been playing in the second division in France.
Jemal Johnson is moving from MK Dons to Stockport County on a 6 month loan.
Chivas USA midfielder Paulo Nagamura had signed to play with UANL Tigres of the Mexican League. 

CBA Notes
Greg Seltzer reports on player plans in case of a lockout.

MLS Team Update
Brian Lewis' RBNY update.

Haitian Football Devastated
Howard Hamilton's report on the effects of the earthquake on Haitian football.

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