Kick Off: Yanks celebrate in Glasgow, rain stops Argentine derby
It’s finally here.
No, not Congressional approval of the Obama health care bill. It’s the MLS 2010 season, which kicks off in just three days.
There would be no First Kick without the CBA agreement reached Saturday. The Associated Press gives some behind the scenes on the CBA proceedings, courtesy of Landon Donovan. Soccer America has a lot more details.
Donovan’s club, the Los Angeles Galaxy, didn't quite look primed for the kick-off of the MLS season this week with a “sloppy” 0-0 tie against Salvadoran minnows CD Águila.
While MLS gets ready to ramp up the engines, Barcelona forward Lionel Messi is as hot as can be. This morning his videos will likely once again be the most watched soccer videos of the day.
Speaking of being on a roll, Manchester United continue to win in England, with Liverpool FC proving their latest conquest. New England Revolution head coach and former Liverpool legend Steve Nicol provides the harsh reality.
While times are tough for Liverpool, Toronto FC is managing through some issues of their own with the latest situation involving Marvell Wynne.
Former TFC midfielder Maurice Edu was on the field for the latest cup triumph for Glasgow Rangers on Sunday. Eddie Johnson was the only American player overseas to score this weekend with a goal for Aris in Greece.
The most anticipated weekend match of this hemisphere was the Argentine derby between Boca Juniors and River Plate. The rain did not cooperate, La Bombonera's field did not hold up and it was suspended after nine minutes. The remaining 81 minutes will be played on Thursday.
Starting the match for River Plate was forward Gabriel Funes, the 2008 winner of Sueño MLS in Dallas. Sunday night marked the start of the 2010 edition of the MLS Dream, in which players from around the world between the ages of 14 and 18 try to earn a spot with an MLS club.
Lastly, something tells us the inbox of The Washington Post’s Norman Chad will be having a fun morning or even a fun week for that matter. The notorious soccer-hater takes new swings in this column.
Rumors: The Daily Express in England says Manchester City will throw the kitchen sink at Inter Milan head coach José Mourinho to secure his services.