While like everyone who reads this blog I will be paying attention to the USA hosting Cuba and likely locking in our advancement to the next round, I will be doing something just a bit different today as well.
I will be watching matches looking for those players who could make an impact in MLS within the league's current salary structure.
Here's the link to the live scoreboard at FIFA.com. You'll see a packed weekend of play with matches in the Americas (CONCACAF and CONMEBOL), Europe and Africa. Asia plays next week on Wednesday with a huge match between Australia and Qatar in Brisbane. Follow that one, particularly with the recent suggestion that MLS should look to Australia for filling the dozens of roster spots that will open up in the next three years. You should also follow it as Khalifan(Khalfan) will be on the pitch for the full match for Qatar.
With the USA v Cuba match pay attention to how many Cubans decide to stay in DC after the weekend is over. Cuban national teams have a habit of losing players when they come to the States and I fully expect that to occur over the weekend. Any of their players would be a good addition to an MLS club, even if just to further the depth of the league.
So peruse the match reports, watch the telie and let us know how far MLS should cast its net based off today's qualifiers