Much of the sporting world will be focused on the other football today, but here’s a healthy offering of links, starting with a game-winning goal in the last minute of stoppage time from your own half of the field…
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— The latest edition of MLSsoccer.com‘s ExtraTime Radio features former Sounder and current Whitecap Sebastien Le Toux. Also from the league website, a look at the growing trend of international players.
— Around the league, second-year forward Blake Brettschneider was waived by D.C. United, the Colorado Rapids and forward Caleb Folan have mutually parted ways and the Portland Timbers got some bad news regarding new signing Jose Adolfo Valencia.
— Philadelphia Union captain Danny Califf wants some leadership help, D.C.’s Chris Pontius (the older brother of Sounders draft pick Tim) is targeting an opening day comeback from his broken leg and Timbers goalkeeper Troy Perkins is up for cleaning house if they miss the playoffs again.
— Former Vancouver coach Teitur Thordarson is off to India?
— Might Thierry Henry‘s loan be extended by Arsenal?
— One website has published some offseason grades for Western Conference teams and Seattle gets a B.
— Lastly, Zambia and Ivory Coast are the first two semifinalists in the African Cup of Nations. Ghana-Tunisia and Gabon-Mali are up in Sunday quarterfinals.