Sporting Kansas City apparently nixed an offer of a four-day trialand
a later bid for a loan-plus-buy-option for the talented-but-out-of-form striker.
I was surprised at foreign interest in Shavar Thomas yesterday. I'm far less surprised by foreign interest in Teal.
Even given Bunbury's current slump, the news of interest from abroad is not surprising. Nor is KC's unwillingness to make a deal. He's still talented and he's still got room to grow.
• It was easily the best save of the week. Easily.So go make sure Jimmy Nielsen wins MLS Save of the Week
. Do it.
• I was going to save this nugget for a story tomorrow, but other sites have already jumped all over it: Matt Besler and Jack Jewsbury are the only MLS All-Stars who have a winning record over Manchester United. So, there's that.
• According to his Twitter account,KC fullback Scott Lorenz will be going on loan to NSC Minnesota Stars of the NASL
. Kansas City are very deep at leftback (which is a really good place to be deep) with Seth Sinovic and Michael Harrington, not to mention Roger Espinoza (who played their before Sinovic came to town) and Korede Aiyegbusi (who started once there this year).
Good for Lorenz, who returns to the team he played for last year. He's a player in need of a few games and this is a great way to get them.
• In non-KC news, the Chicago Fire (the team's fiercest and most-hated rivals!) have signed Mexican international Pavel Pardo. To make room for him, they dropped Bratislav Ristic -- who you might remember as the guy with the Euro mullet that tried to break Omar Bravo's ankle in the home opener.