Archive for November, 2009

Rochester Rhinos Join NASL

November 30, 2009

Another team left USL-1 today as the Rhinos chose to join the revived NASL rather than stay in a depleted USL-1. It will be interesting to see what the remaining USL-1 clubs will do.

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Cleveland City Stars Update

November 29, 2009

We have been able to confirm that the City Stars have not changed ownership.  Our sources tell us that there has been little movement recently and that talks have reached a standstill.

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A Conversation with Mandjou Keita

November 29, 2009

We spoke with Portland Timbers striker Mandjou Keita before he left for his loan assignment at Salgaocar Sport Club in India’s first division.  Keita literally has a world of experience with time spent with Guinea’s U-23 National Team, Malaysia’s Perak FC, and Brunei’s DPMM FC.  He also had stints in Vietnam, Kuwait, and the United Arab [...]

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USSF Close to Sanctioning NASL?

November 28, 2009

The addition of Tampa Bay and Baltimore to the NASL certainly helps the cause of the North American Soccer League.  The league now has nine clubs, which is one more than the required eight.  Each club must be able to sign at least 12 professional players, which shouldn’t be a problem whatsoever. Our sources are confident a [...]

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Columbus and Toluca to Open CONCACAF Champions League Quarters on March 9

November 27, 2009

Columbus will host Toluca on Tuesday, March 9, kicking off the tournament’s knockout stages.  The Crew will then travel to Mexico for another match against Toluca on Thursday, March 17.  The Columbus Crew are the lone squad from MLS and the United States remaining in the competition.

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Crew’s Moreno Lost in Expansion Draft

November 26, 2009

The Columbus Crew will be without the theatrical play of forward Alejandro Moreno next season.  Moreno was among 10 players chosen by the expansion Philadelphia Union. The Crew have great depth, which meant they would lose a player in the draft.    It was surprising to see Peter Nowak pass on veteran Frankie Hejduk and rising star Andy [...]

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Charleston Battery to USL-2

November 23, 2009

It appears that the rumor about the Battery moving to USL-2 is true after all.  We heard this news several months back, but thought it was just that, a rumor.  The Battery’s website mentions that only five clubs are now in USL-1 and Cleveland was not mentioned as one of those clubs.  We have asked [...]

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In His Own Words-Part II

November 17, 2009

The last couple of weeks have been all go. I played in a testimonial game for my friend Lee Jones at Blackpool. Lee played at the club for a number of years and deserved a good night out of it. It was a game of 11 ex-players versus Lee’s own picked team. I also have been [...]

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Don’t Give Up on the City Stars!

November 16, 2009

Several stories have surfaced regarding the Cleveland USL franchise. They range from a guaranteed drop to USL-2 or even dropping out of USL altogether.  All sources point to a new ownership group bringing the club back in USL-1.  We have been told that the new owners have “deep pockets” and are willing to spend money to [...]

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Ohio Vortex Press Conference

November 10, 2009

The Vortex will be officially unveiled on Thursday, November 12 at 10:00 a.m. in Canton, Ohio.  The PASL club is led by CEO Nick Bogdan and Head Coach Denzil Antonio.  The club will split its home matches between Cleveland (Metroplex) and Canton (Civic Center).

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