The Times caught up with young-ish Ugandan trialist Michael Azira. He is following a similar path to Osvaldo Alonso, a fact which comes up in the interview.
Jhon Kennedy Hurtado may be a member of the Chicago Fire now, but he is looking forward to receiving what he expects to be a warm welcome when the Fire next visit the Emerald City. His wife and children have stayed in town for the time being.
Jamie Clark has had unprecedented success as the head coach of the Washington Huskies Mens soccer team. The University has inked him for four more years, so we can hope to see more terrific times.
The good people of the Boston area have been clammorating (sic) for a proper scorer ever since Juan Agudelo left for Europe. Now though, the New England Revolution may have finally found the final piece to make them MLS Cup contenders with the addition of Teal Bunbury from Sporting KC. New England already had all the buildup pieces, but nearly all of their goals post-Agudelo have been from the midfield. Bunbury should make this fast-rising team a Supporter's Shield dark horse. There is some risk that Bunbury won't regain his form before an ACL injury sidelined him in 2012, but their price was only a draft pick and a bit of Allocation money.
ESPN is reporting that Chivas USA is about to be sold (perhaps to MLS) but The Goat Parade isn't buying it. Perhaps they wouldn't need new ownership if the connection to the Mexican mothership had been better utilized.
After losing John Strong and Robbie Earle to the NBC broadcast team, The Portland Timbers have settled on their broadcast crew going forward. No telling what will come of Strong and Earle when the MLS contract reverts away from NBC.
Casey Townsend was a fifth overall pick in 2012, but after being traded from Chivas to DC United his health an performance have let him down. DC has now cut Townsend.
Montreal's sports community is dominated by the preeminent team in the NHL. Mount Royal Soccer writes about why the Impact are worth following.