July 11, 2013 at 9:54 AM
Gold Cup doubleheader set to kick off (Thursday links)
A doubleheader of CONCACAF Gold Cup action is set to kick off tonight at CenturyLink Field. Panama and Martinique each won their first Group A game Sunday and will play at 5:30 p.m. Mexico and Canada each lost Sunday and play at 8 p.m.
Here is my preview story, focusing on Mexican coach Jose Manuel de la Torre being under fire for a run of poor results, including World Cup qualifying.
Let’s get to some links:
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— A report from Portugal indicates Fredy Montero‘s transfer to Sporting Lisbon is complete pending a physical in the coming days. The report says the transfer free is $3.25 million that can increase to about $5.2 million based on performance. It also notes that Millonarios will get compensation, too. Though this is a disturbing story regarding Sporting Lisbon.
— In another international report, it sounds like defender David Navarro might be trying to turn Sounders interest into a new deal with Levante.
— It appears goalkeeper Andrew Weber, who is set to sign with Seattle, isn’t leaving Phoenix FC on the best of terms.
— Lot of MLS transactions recently, as New York signed a former Ugandan international, Chivas USA acquired a forward from “Big Chivas”, Colorado completed the transfer of defender Chris Klute, and Sporting KC has loaned out forward CJ Sapong.
— Police are investigating apparent threats made to Davy Arnaud on Twitter.
— Rafa Marquez didn’t have nice things to say about MLS.
— Lastly, the Sounders Women have put together a guide for the playoff race.
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