#1 - Let's start with a couple of transfer report reviews:
- I can confirm that the Austrian report of Rapid Vienna being a loan option for young Borussia Dortmund goal shark Terrence "Ostinato Cello" Boyd is true. I can also tell you that talks with one his suitors are getting serious - though I don't yet know which one. Just to reiterate, even though the Rapid loan (reportedly suggested by USMNT assistant coach and local Austria hero Andreas Herzog) makes great sense all around, I cannot verify that it is the option in the lead right now.
- This week, a Belgian tabloid claimed that Gent have rejected the buy option on Mikkel Diskerud. I can assure you that this has not yet happened. I'm not saying that it won't happen, only that it has not occurred as of now. The decision is actually due next week. And frankly, at this moment, I'm more concerned with how well Mix is doing, what with the tragic loss of his good friend Tor-Marius Gromstad. Stay strong, buddy.
#2 - Brøndby defender Clarence Goodson left yesterday's closing day loss just after intermission. While I have yet to pinpoint the actual knock incurred, I was informed that it was not serious and he will report to USMNT camp as planned. Once I get a few more details, there may be a full report at MLSS.
#3 - Remember Marcus Tracy? He is finally, finally nearing full fitness and in the act of mojo regeneration, I've been told. Before long, he will go out looking for an MLS job. That being said, don't be surprised if a European club or two also tries to check on his recovery progress.
#4 - Finally, let us turn to the man of the night, the Swiss Army knife of FC Nordsjælland, newly crowned king of Denmark, Michael Parkhurst. Of course, the Wild Tigers got a goal near halftime and two near the final whistle to celebrate their first Superliga championship (and Champions League group phase pass, to boot). Have a look-see at the most festive night of Farum Park.
- Greg Seltzer