July 26, 2013 at 9:34 AM
Blair Gavin belatedly arrives to train with Sounders FC (Friday links)
A story from the IMG Academy says that Blair Gavin, formerly of Chivas USA and the New England Revolution, is in town for an eight-day training stint with Sounders FC.
Gavin, you might remember, was on the preseason camp roster but wasn’t able to make it in to Seattle.
The 24-year-old midfielder is another Akron product, meaning there will be three of them around with DeAndre Yedlin and Steve Zakuani.
Let’s get to some links:
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— Another day, another honor for Yedlin, as the Sounders FC rookie has won MLS Goal of the Week.
— Sounder at Heart has a good roundup of links, notably of some familiar faces in action in Europe.
— Around MLS, Toronto FC signed a Spanish winger, Montreal signed a Spanish defender, here’s a piece catching up with Chivas USA defender Carlos Bocanegra, and Landon Donovan has been added to the MLS All-Star Game roster in place of the injured Robbie Keane (it is LD’s 13th straight All-Star nomination).
— Did you see Thierry Henry‘s new tattoos?
— In national team news, here is a piece on Donovan’s next step being integration with the first team, here is a video report from FOX Soccer including thoughts from Eddie Johnson, and it appears the USMNT will call-up German-American prospect John Anthony Brooks for an upcoming friendly.
— Lastly, as of publishing this post, Mexican national team coach Jose Manuel de la Torre still had his job. Though that could change any day now after a disappointing Gold Cup exit…
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