Well, considering all the possible outcomes of CBA deadline day, Thursday’s news was actually pretty light. And for MLS fans that appears to be a good thing.
The players are still going to be practicing, for now. The games are still going to take place, for now. There will still be stories in the paper. All the normal preparations for the 2010 regular season will still take place as if nothing is wrong.
Though it is pretty clear there is a lot of work to be done before the season opener on March 25. Negotiations don’t appear to be any closer than a month ago, and if anything, the two sides are farther apart.
But March 25th is a month away, we’ll worry about it then. Let’s enjoy some links:
- Here are the video highlights of the Brann match from the Norwegian team’s website. Also, Steve Zakuani has founded a non-profit organization called Kingdom Hope. That’s commendable work by the young man.
- Before an international friendly against the Netherlands, U.S. mens national team coach Bob Bradley has chosen his roster of 20. Any World Cup implications here?
- Some tidbits from around the world: Wayne Bridge is refusing to play for England’s national team in the fallout of the love triangle scandal, Claude Makelele is set to retire after this season (though admittedly that could change) and, finally, Portsmouth is on the verge of bankruptcy.
And, of course, a video to set you off.
Here’s a tackle that I think might be one of the worst of all time. It comes from the Major Indoor Soccer League.