Wednesday, January 20, 2010

News and Views - Wednesday

Once again, Baltimore has slipped into the discussion as a potential home for DC United. The Maryland Stadium Authority has approved a feasibility study for a professional soccer stadium. DCU has encountered innumerable problems attempting to get a new stadium in DC. Even if they don't move, the folks in Maryland are looking at both Crystal Palace, newly self promoting to USSF-D2 from USL-2 as well as having made the first venue cut for a potential World Cup in 2018 or 2022.

Former DCU coach Tom Soehn, was named Director of Soccer Operations for the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Steve Davis speculates on Houston's future if Stuart Holden follows Ricardo Clark to Europe.

Inside Minnesota Soccer is reporting that Kartik Krishnaiyer will be appointed PR Director of NASL.

Player Moves
Based on his tweets, looks like Lee Nguyen(@Nguyen24) is headed back to Vietnam.

Interesting Reads
Peter Wilt's posts are always entertaining and informative.
I'm a little late with this one, but nevertheless, I present Bill Archer's latest.
Part Two of Richard Farley's series on citizen journalism in US Soccer.

The Business of Soccer
The story of Manchester United's debt just keeps coming.

MLS and Young Players
J.R. Eskilson seems to have tweaked commenters into some strong opinions over the best way to develop young talent in the US.

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