Archive for January 2010

Match of the Week

*No matter what time of year, no matter what continent one is on, on any given weekend one can catch an entertaining soccer game. The key is to know where to look. Well, look no further — here’s a weekly feature that will preview (and eventually recap) my favorite match of the weekend. Consider this... Read more »

Afternoon Update(d) -- Fire releases Preseason Schedule

Couple of quick updates… MLS and the Players’ Union have agreed to move the deadline to negotiate a new CBA from February 1st to the 12th.  The two sides have engaged in what have been called productive discussions over the past couple of days and are making progress towards signing a new CBA. “Both the... Read more »

A calculated risk?

In the winter of 2006, I was fortunate enough to be able to travel to London to visit my Aunt and Uncle. In short, it was an absolutely fantastic trip. My family and I saw the houses of Parliament, the crown jewels, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and even took a short trip up to Scotland.... Read more »
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Reconnecting

It’s been a while since I last spoke with Fire Technical Director Frank Klopas so we had a few things to catch up on when we talked today. First on the list was the Fire’s newest player, defender Krzysztof Krol. The 22-year-old Krol, who the Fire officially acquired on loan from Polish team Jagiellonia Bialystok,... Read more »

Be back later...

The last 18 hours have been insanely busy for me so unfortunately, I don’t have a post for you this morning. I’ll be back with a little something this afternoon though, so be sure to check back. (*Update — I just got off the phone with Frank Klopas and should have a new piece up... Read more »

Krol loan official

The Fire made the official announcement today that defender Krzysztof Krol will join the club on loan from Jagiellonia Bialystok for the 2010 season. Krol will join the Fire pending receipt of his Visa and International Transfer Certificate. Terms of the deal, which a Polish report said was for one year, were not officially released.... Read more »
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Ljungberg speaks out on CBA

Seattle Sounders FC midfielder Freddie Ljungberg — who found himself at the center of a bit of controversy last week when he didn’t show up to the start of the Sounders preseason training camp — [has said on his website that there will be no lockout or strike beginning on February 1st](http://freddie.speaksup.com/2010/01/26/from-feb-1st-i-will-be-with-my-team-in-seattle/). “Based on the... Read more »

Links

As I’m sure many of you know, yesterday’s post was a bit controversial. I attempted to take a creative look at the CBA and the writing came across a bit poor to some of you — while others seemed to like it. While I’m happy that the piece provoked such strong reactions from some of... Read more »

Learning to walk

> “We have advised our players to report to camp as planned. In the meantime, we will continue to meet with the league to determine if an agreement can be reached. As of this date, however, we have no agreement on a new CBA.” > > – MLS Players’ Union in a statement released last... Read more »
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Match of the Week

*No matter what time of year, no matter what continent one is on, on any given weekend one can catch an entertaining soccer game. The key is to know where to look. Well, look no further — here’s a weekly feature that will preview (and eventually recap) my favorite match of the weekend. Consider this... Read more »