Archive for February, 2010

The CBA and a Future Star

February 28, 2010

It has been good news and bad news the past two weeks in Major League Soccer.  Concerns about the CBA have put a big question mark on the 2010 season.  Any chance of a player strike or a lockoutgt by the ownership during a World Cup year could be crippling to the growth of soccer [...]

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Local Players in the News

February 28, 2010

There was quite the sense of disappointment as we discovered that Mark Blades and Hunter Gilstrap were not making the final cut in Chicago and Toronto respectively.  Blades, a St. Ignatius grad, is still being courted by several other MLS clubs despite the early setback.  Gilstrap, a former keeper with the City Stars, is searching for options [...]

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The Global Game (Edited by John Turnbull, Thom Satterlee, and Alon Raab)

February 21, 2010

The Global Game is a fascinating text that reminds us about what makes the beautiful game beautiful.   It features a diverse selection of authors and a variety of genres of literature.  The ecclectic yet scholarly approach to the game is refreshing and thought provoking.  The stories presented throughout the book range from inspiring to shocking. Some of our [...]

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Marsch Joins U.S. National Team as Assistant Coach

February 5, 2010

U.S. head coach Bob Bradley has named longtime MLS midfielder Jesse Marsch to be an assistant coach on the staff of the U.S. Men’s National Team. A player in MLS since the league’s inception in 1996, Marsch has announced his retirement from Chivas USA and will help lead the U.S. through the 2010 FIFA World [...]

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News from England

February 5, 2010

Eastbourne Borough have released goalkeeper Michael Jordan by mutual consent and cancelled his contract and registration. The 6′ 2″, 22 year-old signed for Borough in January 2009 and made only two appearances last season.   This campaign he came into the side after his “rival” for the No.1 jersey Danny Knowles who arrived  from Woking in [...]

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