Photo: Paul Rudderow
American Soccer News reports that MOF has yet to feature for San Luis since showing Paul Simon the 51st way to leave your lover (not having your contract renewed). Eduardo Coudet played and converted a penalty for the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers, while Brad Knighton put in a strong performance for Carolina in a 2-1 win (Nick Zimmerman also featured for Carolina and was part of the build-up to their first tally).
The Shin Guardian gives 15-to-1 odds on the Union picking up Benny Feilhaber. More likely destinations include: Chivas, New England, and Houston.
Thorne Holder has a way with words. Asked about his role on the Union, Holder said, “I have a prodigy and a legend in front of me.” The Legend of the Dragon is born!
TheRiverEnd is making a bid to bring some non-Biden celebrity to Union matches. Questlove, drummer for The Roots and one of Philly’s favorite sons, said he’ll look at his schedule. Send him a tweet and tell him it’s an experience he won’t forget.
Best tweet of the day comes from Jordan Harvey, of course: “Naka plays guitar and yukalele.”
Sinead Farrelly is profiled on the Independence website. Farrelly was a first-round pick who is expected to make a big impact this season.
Wednesday is a huge day for soccer fans. There is the CONCACAF Champions League final between Monterrey and Real Salt Lake. If RSL can pull off a victory (second leg is April 27th, both legs on FSC @ 10pm), they earn a spot in the Club World Cup. If that doesn’t brighten your corners, how about the Copa del Rey final at 3:30pm? GolTV (now in HD on Comcast 1513) has coverage of part two of the four episode miniseries El Clasicos. If you have any friends that are resisting footy’s allure, these showdowns between Barca and Madrid (1-1 draw last Saturday, Copa del Rey Wednesday, two Champions League legs upcoming) are guaranteed to suck in a newbie or two. The league match over the weekend was essentially meaningless. Barca only needed a tie to wrap up the league title. Madrid needed to show that the 5-0 samurai attack they endured earlier in the campaign was a poor showing and not a dose of reality. The game was rough, emotional and tense from start to finish. Wednesday’s Copa del Rey will be better. And finally, there is the league matchup between Tottenham and Arsenal (2:45pm Wednesday on ESPN2). Arsenal need points to secure their hold on 2nd place. Tottenham need to leapfrog Man City into 5th place. Also, these teams really don’t like each other.