A pretty clever title. . . I know, right? [/sarcasm]
The biggest news of the day was US Soccer announcing two USMNT friendlies for the month of March. Here is the USMNT 2011 schedule for the next three months as of today:
1/22/2011 vs. Chile – Carson, California (Home Depot Center)
2/9/2011 vs. Egypt – Cairo, Egypt (Cairo International Stadium)
3/26/2011 vs. Argentina – E. Rutherford, New Jersey (New Meadowlands Stadium)
3/29/2011 vs. Paraguay – Nashville, Tennessee (LP Field)
Those four games will be against the #15, #10, #5 and #24 teams in the country. A pretty tough schedule to start the year and get the team ready for the Gold Cup.
Nick Green caught up with Eugene Starikov and A.J. DeLaGarza for a few words. I knew Starikov went to Stetson in Florida, but was unaware that he was from Huntington Beach, California (and he likes surfing…..in Soviet Russia, surfboard surfs you).
Kenny Cooper is officially leaving 1860 Munich in Germany to return to the MLS (Portland Timbers) as you can tell from this “long winded” AP release. I think this is a good move for Cooper.
Nottingham Forest will find out the fate of Robbie Findley’s work permit tomorrow at a hearing. Manager Billy Davies and Chief Executive Mark Arthur will represent Forest at the panel hearing.
While many of the top college players in the US were selected in today’s MLS SuperDraft (it is not only a Draft, but a SuperDraft), Virginia’s goalkeeper Diego Restrepo has agreed to terms with Colombian side America de Cali.
Arch Bell caught up with Evian TG goalkeeper Quentin Westberg after knocking out Olympique Marseille in the Coupe de France this past weekend.
And finally, Brian Sciaretta over at Yanks Abroad takes a stab at the “21 tickets” for the US U-20’s roster for the 2011 U-20 World Cup that will take place in August in Colombia.