After a week of vacation, I returned to my post here at the MLS Offside to find absolutely
terrible news: MLS Rumors has closed. This website needed no introduction: MLS-Rumors.net was, bar
none, the spiciest, edgiest, and, often, most accurate source for anything pertaining to Major
While nothing continues to go on in MLS per se, there remains a bit of an offseason shuffle for
loans and trades. There's been talk of some pretty huge names going across the pond, be it for a
trade or a loan, and regardless of whether the rumors have any actual merit. That said, we could
see some big moves in the near future.
I guess that one advantage of having a schedule that doesn't match any other league's in the
world is that, while MLS teams take a brake over the winter, competitions in Europe are just
starting to heat up. And just as even the most faithful husband can't help but notice a pretty
girl, it definitely isn't treason (or Eurosnobbery, for that matter) for an MLS fan to enjoy a
match between European teams.
What do most MLS fans and Snoop Dogg have in common? They both probably don't care at tall about
the 2011 MLS Re- Entry Draft, which will take place tomorrow. Added in the 2010 Collective
Bargaining Agreement between the players' union and the league as a way to ensure job security, the
Draft is now it its second year.