A little late with these, but maybe they’ll provide some mid-workday distractions…
- Some Sounders FC links: it was a big week for Sanna Nyassi and one blog is clamoring for action after Freddie Ljungberg got thrown at in Toronto.
- An Issaquah Soccer Club team won the Washington Cup, so congrats to them.
- New York beat Philadelphia again last night, this time in the U.S. Open Cup. Sounds like Sebastien Le Toux picked up a knee injury in the game.
- Did you see this story that said N.E. midfielder Shalrie Joseph‘s leave from the team is substance-abuse related? Also there’s been a bit of controversy in Toronto.
- Boca Juniors will also be playing L.A. this summer, though superstar David Beckham is expected to be out for the year. It might open the door for another DP to join the Galaxy.
- In other MLS news: Houston midfielder Geoff Cameron (knee) is out for the year, that’s a tough blow. A bus full of Philly fans was attacked by New York fans. Also in the Big Apple, the Mets of Major League Baseball are interested in owning an MLS team.
- Be sure to check out the highlights of MLS Week 5, if you haven’t already.
- Lastly, some notes involving some USMNT guys: Charlie Davies had a Q&A with the NY Times recently and has also rejoined training with his club team in France. Jozy Altidore also headbutted a guy in his last club game before the World Cup.
And the video of the day? How about Bayern’s Ivica Olic scoring a perfect hat-trick to send the Germans to the Champions League final…?