Tuesday, December 15, 2009

A few things... (updated)

I will hook up some fine TV programming later on, but I'm working on a column about the USMNT and the roller coaster that is our expectations for their World Cup 2010 fate. And in case you're wondering that is The Screaming Eagle at the Six Flags outside St. Louis, which was the fastest coaster in the world when I was a kid with a season pass every summer...

#1 - Everton keeper Tim Howard talks about wearing the captain's armband at Chelsea this weekend.

#2 - Thomas Rongen has called his first U.S. Under-20 camp of the new cycle, with nearly half the 36 invitees from our recent U-17 World Cup squad.

And speaking of up-and-comers, Glenn Davis gives us a look at the new U.S. U-17 netminding prodigy, Fernando Piña.

#3 - Man, I love Climbing The Ladder. This post is an annual look at where the MLS newcomers have come from.

#4 - WV Hooligan looks at who might end up being Philly Union's #1 SuperDraft pick. The general consensus seems to feel that Ike Opara is their man, but I'm not so sure.

#5 - Footie Business shares some of the MLS holiday ticket package deals around the league.

#6 - Match Fit USA provides the latest tale-of-the-tape for the forthcoming USL v NASL bout.

#7 - The full MLS Combine list, including all the late additions.

#8 - Oi vey. It seems The Special One committed an "energetic action" against an Italian reporter. Is it just me, or does anyone else get the feeling that Mourinho is out of there next summer?

#9 - Things are lookin' up in Brumtown: Aston Villa look to be the team capable of busting the top four union and Birmingham have quietly snuck up the table.

Meanwhile, S365 c0-hort Andrew Discenza takes his weekly look back at the Prem weekend that was.


#10 - NSC pal Jared Montz has a new podcast with RSL midfield engine Kyle Beckerman.

- Greg Seltzer

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