No access to the team today — the guys are probably in flight right now. Thursday is a travel day, Friday will be a light-training day and, of course, Saturday is gameday.
This is a very big match, as I believe this team is in its toughest stretch as a franchise. A win would be huge. A loss, similarly so.
Let’s get to some links:
- Here’s my story in today’s paper looking at the player response to the messages sent. Also, the team took a look at Nate Jaqua and Pat Noonan getting back in training. Here’s a look at the Kitsap-Tacoma match Saturday and a familiar face, Jose Romero, will help contribute to a local site.
- Elsewhere in MLS, New York took out New England in the U.S. Open Cup, Toronto eliminated Montreal from the NCC and D.C. Boyzzz Khumalo got his green card.
- Atletico Madrid deservedly beat Fulham 2-1 in extra time to win the Europa League title. Clint Dempsey played in the second half, which was big for an American.
- Other USMNT links: Eddie Johnson left a game with a hamstring injury, Marcus Hahnemann is staying at Wolves, Landon Donovan is interested in possibly returning to Everton and Charlie Davies hit back at his club Sochaux after not making the preliminary World Cup roster.
- Around the world: Cardiff City won an exciting Championship playoff semifinal via shootout, England defender John Terry seemingly survived a World Cup scare, Cristiano Ronaldo is happy at Madrid despite not winning a trophy and, finally, W.C. organizers aren’t happy with Brazil’s roster.
Some video entertainment to close her out. Which one of these crazy, out-of-nowhere shots to the upper 90 was best? (be sure to watch the rest after the jump…)
1. Where did this come from?
2. Oh my goodness, that is quality.
3. Brilliance with nonchalance.
4. Now that’s a quick trigger.