I went to U of I this past weekend and learned a couple of things about myself. 1) I am a klutz. 2) I have an astounding propensity to accidentally injure myself. 3) I am a huge klutz. Now, let's learn a couple of things about MLS - none of which have anything to do with my klutziness.
*MLS and the Players' Union are set to resume talks about a new CBA tomorrow. The discussions will be mediated by George H. Cohen, the Director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS). So, this looks like a step in the right direction for the power struggle that MLS is currently engulfed in. I don't have any experience with mediation, but we can hope that Cohen is able to put something on the table that both sides can agree upon. Otherwise, MLS could definitely be headed towards a work stoppage, something no one wants to see.
*Daniel Woolard has gone on trial with D.C. United. Woolard joins fellow defenders Jermaine Taylor and Juan Manuel Pena as recent trialists with D.C.
*Steve Goff is reporting that FC Dallas has agreed to a trade with Kansas City for goalkeeper Kevin Hartman. Hartman was released by Kansas City earlier this offseason, but because of the archaic rules in place in the now-expired CBA, still had his rights held by the Wizards. Hartman will battle for a starting spot with fellow goalie Dario Sala, who conceded three goals - one of which went off of his hands - in a friendly against the Fire Sunday afternoon.