Good morning all. Today is one of the relatively slower days in the soccer world, but that doesn’t mean there still isn’t some news to share.
Here are some tidbits to start your day with:
Man City eyes Dos Santos
Manchester City could add its second Mexican star this summer by acquiring Barcelona starlet Giovani Dos Santos. City has expressed interest in Dos Santos, according to the player’s father, Zizinho. Dos Santos has struggled for playing time since Bojan Krkic has hit his stride and become a regular in the Barcelona rotation. If Dos Santos does join city, he would join Mexican forward Nery Castillo.
CONCACAF Qualifying Resumes
The first round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying will resume this week as some of the worst teams in the world get their chance at advancing in the qualifying tournament. Along with Barbados and Dominica playing to determine the U.S. national team’s opponent in the next round of qualifying, you have some other less than glamourous encounters, such as U.S. Virgin Islands vs. Grenada, Aruba vs. Antigua & Barbuda and Belize vs. St. Kitts & Nevis. Get your TIVOs ready. Okay, maybe not.
Cahill to miss key Aussie qualifier
Everton midfielder Tim Cahill will miss Australia’s crucial World Cup qualifier with China on Wednesday (Tuesday in the U.S.) with a foot injury suffered against West Ham. The injury also means Cahill could miss Everton’s derby against Liverpool this weekend.