Hang on to your hats folks, this one is about to get interesting.
U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has called in 26 playersto begin training camp in Cleveland in advance of the five-game stretch in May and June that includes three FIFA World Cup Qualifiers and the Centennial Celebration Match against Germany.
Sporting Kansas City traded forward Bobby Convey to Toronto FCon Thursdayin exchange for Toronto FC's natural third round pick in next year's MLS SuperDraft (in other words the first pick from Toronto in the Supplemental Draft).
Yep. Convey re-joins Kevin Payne and former teammate (now head coach) Ryan Nelsen.
FC Dallas hopes to prove their worth in Seattle this weekend. (Steven Bisig-US PRESSWIRE)
It is already Thursday in these parts. No complaints from this guy that this week has moved forward quickly here. MLS had one midweek game that ended rather one sided last night as LA dominated the Philadelphia Union late in the second half to the tune of a 4-1 scoreline.
Well today was expected to be a busy day and for the MLS Disciplinary Committee it was probably a busy couple of days reviewing everything from last week.
First up is a reduction in one players' suspension from last week.MLS Commissioner Don Garber has reduced by one game the suspension issued to San Jose Earthquakes forward Marvin Chavez for violent conduct in a May 8 game against Toronto FC.
WellJose Luis Sanchez Solá, or El Chelis at least got one of his guys. Tuesday afternoon Chivas USA announced the trade of Gabriel Farfran from the Philadelphia Union in exchange for allocation money and a first round pick in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft.
Yeah. Money and a pick for arguably the lesser of the two Farfan twins.
Gyasi Zardes (left) scored his first goal of the season last week. (Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports)
With so many games in Week 11 in Major League Soccer, the minutes were there for the taking for the rookie class. Several saw the full 90 in at least one game while two players saw the full 90 in two games.
I'm going to go ahead and say it, the loans from MLS to USL are working. For some they are working far better than we could have imagined. Case and point with Sporting KC loanee Dom Dwyer who scored again over the weekend for Orlando City.
The goal also came against some MLS players as Orlando was taking on the Seattle Sounders Reserves.
Sporting KC ended Houston's impressive home streak over the weekend. (Photo by Mark Shaiken WVHooligan staff photographer)
Boy, Week 11 blew right by us didn't it? With 15 games stretched across the entire week and weekend, a lot happened throughout the league.
Lately I have been doing my weekend recaps in a bullet point fashion but with so many games this past week, I think it is best to give a good overview of what happened in general in the league and how it effects things going forward this season.
Week 11 in MLS involved a lot of double action for a lot of MLS squads. With that meant a big opportunity for double points in the MLS Fantasy Manager game. Most weeks I would be thrilled with a 72 point outing but I have to admit, I'm a tad disappointed in this result. I was under the game's average for the week and some of my guys that had two games on the schedule didn't play in both the midweek and weekend game.