I will make sure to check on Osvaldo Alonso’s status. I presume he is back with the team but I will have an update and as always, some kind of recap and photos and/or videos.
How about those Dodgers!? With those hands, Matt Holliday probably wouldn’t be a good goalkeeper. And speaking of keepers, I wrote about Seattle’s Terry Boss for today. He’s a good guy who is really excited to have had this season to work with Kasey Keller and the coaching staff.
Around the league, FC Dallas is still hot after another win. Toronto FC could be without three starters this weekend against San Jose. One is midfielder Carl Robinson. Look what happened to this poor bloke, the Toronto Star reports:
Midfielder Carl Robinson underwent surgery to repair a fractured bone in his face Thursday after a collision in training Tuesday with a practice player in town in hopes of one day landing a job with the club.
“It’s a massive loss,” coach Chris Cummins said of Robinson, who was expected to start Saturday’s must-win game after coming back from an ankle injury.
The team MVP in each of TFC’s two years in Major League Soccer is gone for the rest of the season.
The Akron Beacon Journal has a feature and a QnA with Sounders FC’s Steve Zakuani.
A sample from that:
Q: How has Seattle coach Sigi Schmid made you a better player?
A: I think my game is night and day compared to when I first came to Seattle as a rookie to train in January to now near the end of the season, I am a completely different player. He is one of the best coaches, if not the best coach in the league. I learn something new every day training with him. I know he likes the way I play and I like the way he coaches. He never lets me rest, he keeps challenging me, similar to what Caleb does.
And the U.S. mens national team can clinch a berth in the 2010 World Cup with a win Saturday over Honduras in San Pedro Sula. USA Today reports that the Spanish feed of the game (over closed circuit) is selling to independent outlets better than the English feed.