Wrapping up a days worth of news, links, rumors and rampant speculation.
The Wizards• Sunil Chhetri's goal in his debut game against Tulsa made its rounds in the Indian media. [IBN Live] • Yours truly gets quoted without being quoted in this article. (Come on, a little linkage never hurt no one.) [Goal.com India] • Ives catches up with former Wizard Herculez Gomez. [Soccer by Ives] • And because the only two things I seem to be reporting on this week are Chhetri and Gomez, here's another Gomez interview... [Goal.com] • ... and another Chhetri interview. [Goal.com]
Kansas City• ESPN RISE is calling the high school girls soccer game this Saturday between Liberty and St. Thomas Aquinas the game to watch this weekend. [The Kansas City Star]
Around the MLS• Real Salt Lake took an early lead on Houston (with a sweet, sweet build-up to Javier Morales) but defender Jamison Olave committed back-to-back fouls in the box and Houston's Brad Davis slotted both home to give the Dynamo a 2-1 victory. The title chase is now completely wide open. (Sarcasm.) [Salt Lake Tribune] • SuperClasico. One team was really good. One was not. Galaxy 2, Chivas USA 0. [Soccer By Ives] • MLSsoccer.com (yeah, we were surprised it worked too) has a "news" item about what each MLS team's dream designated players should be. [MLSsoccer.com] Who, you might wonder since you didn't click on the link, do they think is on the Wizards wish list?
Kansas City: Ruud van Nistelrooy is still finding the back of the net on a regular basis in the Bundesliga and has enough name recognition. The thought of Roberto Carlos marauding down MLS sidelines and crushing trademark free kicks for a couple years is salivating. Could his 36-year-old body take the pounding? Honduran star David Suazo isn't likely to get another chance at Inter Milan, but still has the skill to be a prolific scorer in MLS. -- Andrew WiebeReally? Van Nistelrooy? The other two I buy. Especially Suazo. But not Van Nistelrooy. He seems like he'd hate every single thing about the MLS. Not to mention not fitting the current style favored by Peter Vermes. • Speaking of DPs, here are two more takes on the MLS's new designated player rules: · Grant Wahl wonders when a team is going to actually pay a transfer fee for a DP. [Sports Illustrated] · Pitch Invasion envisions a world of haves (LA, NYRB, Seattle, Toronto) and have-nots (FC Dallas, KC, Colorado). [Pitch Invasion] • The single best take-down of the problems with MLSsoccer.com. Holy crap. You must read it. Must. [Fake Sigi] • An open letter to Clark Hunt. [3rd Degree] • San Jose is apparently close to signing former Wizard and former Earthquake Scott Sealy. [San Jose Mercury News] This week's MLS games Saturday
· Colorado Rapids v Chicago Fire - 4pm on TeleFutura
· DC United v New England Revolution - 6:30pm on Direct Kick
· Seattle Sounders v New York Red Bulls - 9:30pm on FSC