Good morning all. It was a busy weekend, with the MLS Draft and US-Sweden friendly, as well as the full European soccer slate. I had to take a break from the blog on Sunday, but am back today with a full schedule of posts.
I’ll start the day with some news items to tide you over this morning:
The U.S. men’s national team is expected to unveil a new uniform this year. No word yet on what the design will look like but I am working to get some details on the new look.
Red Bulls head coach Juan Carlos Osorio is headed back to South America on Tuesday on his quest to sign some offensive-minded midfielders. He is headed to Colombia and is expected to also visit Argentina.
New England draft pick Mike Videira is expected to head to Europe for some trials and would prefer signing abroad than with MLS. You can expect the Eastern Conference champions to make a strong push to convince the local boy to stay close to home and give the Revs a sorely-needed attacking midfield option.
Notre Dame defender Ryan Miller was selected by the Columbus Crew and NOT FC Dallas, as stated on Major League Soccer’s website over the weekend.
There was at least one trade consumated after the draft last Friday. It involved a veteran defender in the Eastern Conference heading West. I’ll provide the details later today. (The deal is the Curtin to Chivas USA deal I reported on this morning).
Speaking of the draft, here were my MLS Draft Grades following Friday’s draft.
I’ll be back shortly with some more posts so stay tuned.