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I tried to stay away from forwarding too many updates today when it came to international transfer day. Lots of information was flying around — some of it false and unsubstantiated, other stuff was good. Here’s the big news:
— On the domestic front, a couple Americans recently found new teams. Coach’s kid Michael Bradley is off to Aston Villa of the English Premier League — the same team that was considering Bob Bradley as manager. Also, Jozy Altidore announced on his Twitter account that he’s going on a 6-month loan to Turkish club Bursapour.
Some links after the jump:
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USMNT and global news
— First off, the U.S. men’s national team canceled an upcoming friendly in Egypt due to the political unrest over there. No replacement game will be scheduled. The team’s next matches are March 26 vs. Argentina (in New Jersey) and March 29 vs. Paraguay (in Tennessee).
— ESPN has acquired the TV rights for the 2012 and 2016 European championships. Good stuff.
— When it comes to Diego Forlan, Sounders FC’s own Alvaro Fernandez provided some insight (albeit in Spanish). Can anyone help with that one?
— Portland is reportedly close to bringing in Colombian striker Jorge Perlaza.
— One writer airs some grievances regarding the MLS playoffs. Here one speculates as to which internationals could be coming stateside in the summer. Another says colleges are still producing talent despite the rise of academies.
A pair of videos
Here’s a crazy ad featuring Andres Iniesta that made me a bit dizzy.
Also, my go-to clip: Showboat.