- First off, allow me to clarify that the F-Word interest recently revealed by Chris Wondolowski is not current. In fact, the Kakkerlakken had a bid for the San Jose ace rejected last winter. As of now, I don't believe they are looking for a striker and I doubt they have the money for it anyway.
As for what is current in his scene, look for that morsel at MLSS later.
- My super-mega confirmation list of clubs that have called about and/or come in person to watch FC Dallas winger Brek Shea feature for the USMNT has expanded. I'll repeat the list below, with the newly uncovered denoted by boldface.
AC Milan, Anderlecht, AZ, Blackburn, Bolton, Dinamo Kyiv, Dinamo Moscow, Fulham, Hamburg, Juventus, Liverpool, Newcastle, PSV Eindhoven, Roda JC, Schalke, Spartak Moscow, Sporting CP, Stoke City, Sunderland, Werder Bremen, West Ham United
And, by the way... there are three more exciting names I'm nearly sure about and others I've just not pegged at all yet. Plus, I sat a few seats from Arsene Wenger at the US-France friendly, so adding Arsenal (his temporary training home) seems more than appropriate.
- Let's talk more Mo Edu. Since my MLSS report yesterday, I've arrived to a point where I can almost fully confirm that Sochaux is also among the interested parties. At least enough to let you in on it, let's put it that way. I think it's about time for a new challenge for Mo, and I think it's a great idea if he can seal the right move.
- After his trial, Örebro made an offer for IFK Mariehamn keeper Josh Wicks. It was rejected and, thus far, there has not been a second bid.
- Finally, people keep asking me if I know where David Beckham will go, usually asking if he's going to PSG. Every Parisien who learned I was an American soccer journalist asked me this last week. I keep saying that I do not believe he is going there, that I think he stays in Los Angeles. Enquiring people most often have looked at me like I'm a silly boy drunk on chocolate.
Well... here ya go.
- UPDATE: I forgot one. Teal Bunbury set to train at Bolton (with perhaps a stop at Newcastle after that). As he would require an appeal victory to earn a UK work permit, I'll stop short of calling this a trial for him - but Owen Coyle can be very impressed during such stints (as we know) and he is still looking for a striker.
Later on today, Jacob drops by with the latest NextGen report and I'll have a belated Who likes goals?. Tomorrow, since I keep forgetting with so much going on, I'll catch everybody up on what a former American Abroad has been up to lately.
- Greg Seltzer