- London calling: I can tell you that Arsenal - current EPL leaders and perpetual worriers about who's in goal - have been scouting Brad Guzan. That's it so far. No contact, no offer, just a-watchin' for now. Be aware, though; they've also been out to see other keepers in recent weeks, including Stoke's Asmir Begovic. Full report coming shortly at MLSS.
- Speaking of Stoke, UK word came out recently they were looking to loan out both Maurice Edu and Brek Shea, each of whom got a very late start to the campaign due to injury recoveries.
I'm told Edu has interest, but also that no move is imminent. The same likely goes for Shea, who seems closer to breaking into the selection at this time. It seems he has or recently had a couple of short-term loan suitors among the gaggle of clubs in the middle of the country. I cannot say for sure who those teams are just yet. From the "for what it's worth" file: Derby Country reportedly wanted him not too long ago, while both Blackburn and Bolton scouted him when he was still an FC Dallas player.
Of course, loan matters could be subject to change for either or both of them if first team playing time remains elusive. It's a World Cup year, baby.
UPDATE: In case you're wondering what the unfiltered, true general sentiment might be to the Guzan goodie in Birmingham, I think this gent 'really tried to capture the spirit of the thing'.
- Greg Seltzer