Shawn Mitchell of The Columbus Dispatch reminded us that Monday was scheduled to be deadline for teams to be in line with the Major League Soccer limits on personnel and salary — as referenced a while back in this post with key dates in the 2010 season.
As I understand it, under normal circumstances, Seattle and the other teams around the league were supposed to be set with 20 senior and four developmental players on its roster, with salaries that fit under the cap.
But we are far from normal circumstances.
With no collective bargaining agreement in place, today has become a relative unknown. Safe to say this labor dispute is going to be quite the distraction the closer we get to the start of the season.
We’ll see what news updates are provided throughout the day. Until then, let’s get to some links:
- The Red Bulls beat Toronto FC over the weekend to win the four-team Disney Classic. Also, in case you didn’t see, Robinho will be going to New York with Santos to break in the new stadium.
- Also around the league, RSL’s Chris Wingert was the latest to take over a newspaper blog. Danny Cruz of the Houston Dynamo had an interesting route to MLS. And here’s a story with quotes from ex-DP Claudio Reyna.
- In case you didn’t catch Sunday’s Carling Cup final, Wayne Rooney came off the bench to score the winner in Manchester United’s 2-1 win against Aston Villa. (If you hadn’t seen it by now and are reading a soccer blog, that spoiler is your fault.) Finally, the Ivory Coast fired its head coach a few months before the World Cup, and Nigeria hired a new boss — who is not Sven-Goran Eriksson.
Before you go, U.S. international Maurice Edu knocked in a late winner to lead Rangers to a 1-0 Old Firm victory with the goal below.