Holden ... no more looking at the past!
And there it is. Jurgen Klinsmann going wide and expansive with his camp roster next week. The roster dominated by the return of golden boy Stu Holden and no place for Steve Cherundolo (or Carlos Bocanegra).
GOALKEEPERS (6) : Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tally Hall (Houston Dynamo), Bill Hamid (D.
Time to hit the road...
Will Parchman takes a look at which MLS coaches got Ferg in them.
Alex Ferguson retired.Newsflash, Rick Reilly-style!.
Another bit for the ticker: Word is he was a good manager.
There are the 38 trophies in 26 years at Manchester United as crickets chirp at the Emirates and his record both in Europe and in domestic competitions stands head and shoulders above any club manager in European history.
It's been real...
Raise your hand if you had Ryan Giggs retiring before Sir Alex Ferguson?
The iconic Red Devil manager confirms that he is retiring at the end of this Premiership campaign. That darn Nani red card.
Manchester United announces that they will name his successor within the next 48 hours.
Thanks to a discussion on Twitter this morning amongst Steve Fenn, Lee Mooney and myself, I was sent this interactive visual below. The visual is the handiwork of Mooney.
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While not a whole lot of direct or even indirect conclusions can be made in isolation here, the date to me on a cursory review speaks to the importance of crosses, goalie play & where you play your defensive line.
Holden rocks the mesh against Haiti, Summer 2009
Late last night in a release on US Soccer, Jurgen Klinsmann through gasoline on Stu Holden's slow nearly three year burn to rejoin the USMNT senior squad in a meaningful capacity.
After Bolton handled him this year appropriately with kid gloves and Holden excelled in a short stint at Sheffield United, Klinsmann stated that Holden will be back in full effect this summer.
Ferreira: No regresión
Steve Fenn with a continuing series looking into & behind the data as the MLS season progresses or regresses for some. (Twitter) (Blog)
In any sport it is difficult to tell which teams are truly better than others, in a prescribed span, especially two months into a season.
How much is your team worth?
"How much are you gonna spend on a ticket son?" "Not enough" (Photo courtesy: MLSReserves.com) Alex Olshansky with Part I of II on assessing franchise value in MLS (Twitter) (Blog)
Real Salt Lake owner Dell Loy Hansen recently stated in a Salt Lake Tribune profile of him: "One thing that's black and white: I will never make money running this.
Zack Goldman on a treacherous Saturday for his Brentford.
Football is known around the globe as "The Beautiful Game," but its capacity for pulchritude is undoubtedly matched by a penchant for cruelty.
The Riverhounds ... cornered for a stadium no longer...
Steve Fenn on the triumphant tale of the Riverhounds
A year ago, if trying to strike up conversation with a Pittsburgher about MLS, the US national team, or the local USL Pro club, you'd likely receive blank stares until the polite midwesterner figured out how to gently convey that they hadn't the foggiest idea what you were talking about.
Joshua Wells, writing from Oklahoma City in the wake of events in Texas & Massachusetts
On April 19, 1995, at 9:02 AM, I was in bed. It was a rare sleep in day for me.
Normally I was out of bed by 6:00 or 6:30 in the morning, but I had tennis match that day, so I didn't have to get ready for school or go through my normal routine.
"The only thing that floats a heavy heart after an unspeakable act are the stories of heroism & unity. Keep rising to the moment Boston."
For a concentrated few, the unfathomable acts that consumed a city Monday will leave a permanent residue.
Loved ones lost; limbs lost.
Arena coaching the Nats in 2002.
Lost in the email, Darius Tahir on "American" soccer.
In the Klinsmann-pile-on that was so last week, Bruce Arena made sure to get some punches in, saying in an interview with ESPN the Magazine: "Players on the national team should be and this is my own feeling they should be Americans.
"Minda telling me when you guys are going to cool off?"
Steve Fenn sets the MLS table.
The first month of 2013 MLS has just finished, but many are alreadytrumpeting clubs' achievements or bemoaning the lack thereof. Chivas USA and Montreal Impact gear is flying off the shelves apparently (that's not true, but you get the drift.
Still in the first....twelve....
Steve Fenn, topical on the day.
Amidst the Straussing of Jurgen Klinsmann last week it seemed realistic that the German might be replaced as national team manager had the US team not earned positive results against Costa Rica and Mexico.
Let the rumble begin. Starting line-ups shortly.
HANDBAGS TIME! Ante up!