I was able to watch the second half of the U.S. men’s 2-1 loss to the Netherlands on Wednesday. The good guys didn’t look all that bad on the road, considering the injuries to Davies, Dempsey, Holden (a new one), Clark and Onyewu.
I, for one, can not wait until the World Cup. I go nuts over it. If you’re a sucker for international soccer too, then check out this roundup of yesterday’s friendlies.
Anyways, tomorrow is the big Sounders FC announcement and I’m sure all your minds are wandering? Montano? Manchester United? Nkufo? The team has this surprise locked up pretty well, which means the press conference should be fun.
Here are some links:
- The final spots in the qualifying round of the U.S. Open Cup were figured out. Here’s a video of the Sounders FC players and coaches congratulating some youth teams. Also, ProstAmerika has a story on how well-behaved the Seattle fans were.
- The U.S. women won the Algarve Cup and FIFA released some new world rankings.
- A story now is saying Alvaro Saborio could be going to Chivas USA. The league website has a story on ex-USL Sounder Maykel Galindo. Lastly, it sounds like Orlando is getting a USL team.
Finally, the daily videos.
1. Here’s the craziest own-goal you’ll ever see. Blame the wind.
2. Here’s a bizarre Pepsi ad with some international star power.