The Full 90

The Morning Kickoff: Transfer silliness and MLS manager moves

A daily dose of news/rumors/links from around the soccer world:

• Manchester City has agreed for a fee for Bosnian striker Edin Dzeko. A deal is imminent. How many strikers do they have on roster now you ask? Well, Emmanuel Adebayor, Roque Santa Cruz, Jo, Carlos Tevez and Mario Balotelli. Not to mention David Silva and Adam Johnson are essentially wide forwards! Someone (or two or three) won't be very happy if Dzeko comes on board. [Source:

The Associated Press


• Maybe Adebayor's tussle with Kolo Toure today sends him packing first? [Source:

Off The Post


• Blackburn (BLACKBURN?!?) put in bids for both Ronaldinho and David Beckham. Good luck with that. [Source:

The Guardian


• Speculation yesterday, fact today: Aron Winter is the new technical director for Toronto FC. Former New England assistant Paul Mariner will join the staff apparently. [Source:


• Chivas USA are expected to announce Robin Fraser as head coach today. [Source:

Salt Lake Tribune


• Down The Byline is updating his stats this postseason, starting with the top Sporting Kansas City goal scorers through 2010. [Source:

Down the Byline


•'s current mock SuperDraft has Sporting KC taking North Carolina defender Jalil Anibaba. Makes a lot of sense, defender is a definite need. [Source:


• Portland Timbers have surpassed 10,000 season tickets sold for their inaugural season. [Source:

The Oregonian


• Sirius XM is now the official broadcaster of Manchester United games, which means all Sirius XM subscribers can listen to live play-by-play of every Red Devils. [Source:

New York Times


• Speaking of Man United, they are coming back to America next year. Could a game at Wrigley Field in Chicago be in store? [Source:

Hot Time in Old Town


• The Shin Guardian has

an awesome video of The Year in U.S. Soccer revisited

. Definitely give it a watch.