MLS Pre-Draft tidbits (and the drive from heck)

MLS Pre-Draft tidbits (and the drive from heck)

Major League Soccer

MLS Pre-Draft tidbits (and the drive from heck)


Good evening folks. I’m coming to you from the lovely city of Baltimore. Okay, so maybe lovely is a stretch on an ugly night like tonight.

My drive from Jersey was a NIGHTMARE courtesy of the snow that turned the drive into a terror ride. I won’t say how long it took me but it too WAY longer than it as supposed to.

I would also like to point out that my news about Eddie Johnson’s situation came to you from a snowy shoulder of I-95 in South Jersey. Don’t you just love satellite wireless internet? How did we live before it?

So I finally arrive and who do I find in the lobby of the hotel where all the coaches are, and all the action is going down? Yes, Steve Goff, my arch-nemesis and good friend. We did the blog master handshake and proceeded on. I will try to catch him later.

Some tidbits to deliver from the drive down and short time here:

The Red Bulls have tested the trade waters and don’t think they will find any deals. According to Juan Carlos Osorio, most teams are asking for the moon, with the moon being Juan Pablo Angel, Jozy Altidore and Dane Richards. Some of you might not consider Richards untouchable, but Osorio plans on keeping him.

Houston is NOT looking to trade into the first round. One Dynamo official denied that the club ever intended to trade up and select young winger Brek Shea, much less deal Brian Mullan.

That’s all for now. I’ll see about a late-night update from the hotel bar, where a surprising number of pre-draft deals are consummated, so stay tuned.

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