Veteran MLS and soccer journalist Steve Davis wonders aloud in a piece today whether the Sounders' loss on Sunday is something more than just a one-off bad performance in a piece for Pro Soccer Talk.
DC United coach Ben Olsen called out his players in his post-game Saturday after yet another loss. Dwayne DeRosario returned the favor in his post-game interview, calling out his coach's selection of players. Now both tell the Washington Post they have met and talked it out. Something tells me we haven't seen the last of this in the disaster that is United's 2013 campaign.
Mike Magee trained for the first time in Chicago Monday and offered a short explanation why he volunteered to be traded from Galaxy to the Fire for Robbie Rogers. Bruce Arena was quoted in yesterday's comments link as saying Rogers will take a while to get in game shape and form. Over at LAG Confidential they take a look at the more immediate replacement options for Magee in L.A.
New York City FC continues to get press coverage. Wonder how much that will keep up between now and 2015. In a Q&A with USA Today, Claudio Reyna talks about his ideas for player acquisition and hiring of a coach, among other things.
Finally today, if you haven't seen this video you should. In the Dynamo-Sporting game Sunday the official called for a penalty on KC that was not a penalty. After much complaining he actually went over to his AR and had a conversation. Then he reversed his call, waiving off the penalty. Can anyone show this tape to Baldomero Toledo?
- Scott Ayers