A report out of Serbia claims that the Fire is interested in two young Red Star Belgrade players. One is 25 year old striker Aleksandar Jevtic and the other is 20 year old attacking midfielder Darko Lazovic.
Here's a Lazovic highlight video (albeit a few years old) and a look at Jevtic in action. I can't help but notice that some of the crowds in attendance at the matches in the videos are less than capacity. Both players participated in the Sister Cities Tournament this past summer at Toyota Park although the Fire did not face Red Star Belgrade.
Conde Lands at Atlas
After bailing on Puebla FC and being called unprofessional by their coach, Wilman Conde seems to have secured a deal at Atlas. After unceremoniously leaving training at Puebla, Conde reportedly returned to Columbia last week before agreeing to the deal with Atlas. Guadalajara is either much safer than Puebla or Atlas offered a better deal. Either way, yellow cards shown in the FMF will likely spike in 2011.
Chivas USA Coach Will Have Fire Connections?
Chivas USA seems seems to have narrowed their coaching search to three finalists. Although the names of the finalists are yet unknown, this report seems to believe that Juan Carlos Osorio is the leading candidate. Denis Hamlett, Eric Wynalda, and Jesse Marsch also interviewed for the position.