U.S. Soccer announced the other day that the team’s roster for a Feb. 6 World Cup qualifier in Honduras will be released Monday morning (two days before the game).
Many are a bit puzzled as to why the wait will be that long.
Here’s perspective from the other side.
Sounders FC coach Sigi Schmid gave a slight indication that Eddie Johnson and Brad Evans might be on the USMNT roster, but we’ll wait for the official announcement.
Until then, let’s get to some links:
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— Is Veracruz of the Mexican second division the team the Sounders will play in a preseason friendly?
— Here’s a good story on draft pick Kevin Durr and having to balance a prospective pro career with Air Force commitments.
— Sounds like some Fluminense could be coming to MLS. Perhaps on trial. Perhaps on loan. Perhaps to the Sounders.
— Interested in the CenturyLink Field pro shop expanding?
— Around MLS, the Timbers officially parted ways with Kris Boyd, the Chicago Fire and Columbus Crew reportedly made a trade swapping Dilly Duka and Dominic Oduro, Houston ended its partnership with Greenstar Recycling, and here’s a look at what the recent transfers mean for the league.
— FC Dallas also noted on Twitter it is close to acquiring Eric Hassli in a trade with Toronto FC.
— Looks like U.S. international Stuart Holden survived a scare the other day.
— There will be some UW representation in a U.S. U-20 women’s training camp.
— Lastly, some words from our sports editor on losing Steve Kelley.