Daily news roundups

Daily news roundup

The U.S. soccer team may play El Salvador in a friendly on Feb. 24.

U.S. international Stuart Holden will follow Owen Coyle to Bolton for a trial there after the former Burnley coach switches teams, according to Soccer by Ives.

University of Akron forward Teal Bunbury wins the Hermann Trophy, annually given to the top college soccer player in the U.S. He is expected to be drafted in the first round in Thursday’s MLS SuperDraft.

The Togo national team left Angola on Sunday and now may be a no-show for the African Cup of Nations after Angolan rebels assaulted and killed members of their team. The Confederation of African Football, in its infinite compassion, has threatened to disqualify the team from the tourney if they don’t show up for today’s match against Ghana, with postponement not appearing to be an option.

Authorities arrested two separatists allegedly involved in the attack.

The son of Liverpool owner Tom Hicks resigns from the team’s board after telling a team fan to … uh, do sexual things to him. His sexual preferences aside, I’d like to note on behalf of the United States that baseball fans hated his father too when he owned the Texas Rangers, who he bought from our oh-so-popular former president, George W. Bush.

The Chicago Fire hire Carlos de los Cobos as their new manager.

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