As expected USL-Pro has added a club in St. Louis. The team will be operated by youth club Scott Gallagher and run on a daily basis by CEO Jim Kavanaugh who is also the CEO of World Wide Technology, a company listed by FORTUNE as one of the top 100 companies to work for. They will have a 5,000 seat stadium to play in and eventually an MLS partner in Chicago.
The Fire haven't officially closed the deal with the St. Louis group according to Frank Yallop but finalization seems to be a formality contingent on final MLS approval. "Nothing is finalized yet," Yallop told reporters this morning. "We're talking to those guys now but until we get a definite we can't say anything."
The Fire's USL affiliate will be just a short ride away via I-55.
- Gonzalo Segares continues to train but he's not ready to resume 90 minute shifts. Greg Cochrane appears to be a lock to start again on Saturday night.
- Yallop did not let on regarding his plans at forward in Quincy Amarikwa's absence.
- The name Word Wide Technology reminded of Prestige World Wide. If you don't know what that is, do your self a favor and google it.
On the spot?
On Tuesday Yallop told MLSsoccer.com that Jeff Larentowicz would be the man to take penalty kicks from here on out. The captain downplayed the duties and said that the issue had to be worked out between himself, Mike Magee, and the coach.
Well today, Larentowicz told reporters that Mike Magee would be the man to take PK's when the opportunity arises. The only thing that appears to be certain is that Juan Luis Anangono won't be standing over the ball the next time a referee points to the spot.
Larentowicz says Magee will take penalties. Says he, MM and FY discussed it. #cf97
— Brian Sandalow (@BrianSandalow) May 1, 2014