Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Quakes get out of the gate quickly
November 23rd, 2007 4:15PM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

San Jose head coach Frank Yallop has assembled the first 10 pieces of the Earthquakes expansion puzzle, and he has some history with most of the players selected.

Defender Ryan Cochrane is also an ex-Quake but came to San Jose out of Santa Clara University the year after Yallop left to coach the Canadian national team, where one of his players was ex-Toronto midfielder Chris Pozniak. Yallop also coached forward Gavin Glinton in Los Angeles.

Shortly before Yallop took over in Los Angeles from Steve Sampson, the Galaxy traded midfielder Ned Grabavoy to Columbus. Grabavoy might get a third chance in San Jose, as Guillermo Barros Schelotto handles the playmaking duties and Crew coach Sigi Schmid has other options for the left side and as holding mid.

FC Dallas fans electedClarence Goodson as team MVP, yet Coach Steve Morrow chose to protect Drew Moor, who played right back as well as in middle. Is Yallop hoping to trade Goodson back to Dallas for somebody else, or does he envision the 6-foot-4 Goodson as the centerpiece of his back line and will move Cochrane or Jason Hernandez (Chivas USA) instead?

Yallop picked up a pair of feisty central midfielders, Brian Carroll (D.C. United) and Joe Vide (New York). Carroll is by far the more experienced and accomplished, Vide has bite and needs seasoning. Also nabbed were experienced yet pricey midfielderIvan Guerrero ($160,000) from Chicago as well as the versatile James Riley from New England.

Two player acquisitions are to be announced Friday along with a trade involving one of the drafted players. Yallop is researching the possibilities of bringing back former Quakes Ramiro Corrales (Norwegian club Brann) and Danny Califf(Danish club AaB Aalborg) from Europe.

SAN JOSE EXPANSION PICKS
1. Ryan Cochrane(Houston Dynamo)
2. Clarence Goodson (FC Dallas)
3. Ned Grabavoy (Columbus Crew)
4. James Riley (New England Revolution)
5. Joseph Vide (New York Red Bulls)
6. Ivan Guerrero  (Chicago Fire)
7. Brian Carroll (D.C. United)
8. Jason Hernandez (Chivas USA)
9. Gavin Glinton (Los Angeles Galaxy)
10. Chris Pozniak (Toronto FC)



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying: Landon Donovan    
"I realized quickly I'm not a naturally energetic, outgoing, outspoken kind of person. I have pretty ...
MLS Countdown: Howard anxious for Rapids debut    
By some divine convergence, one of the best players to ever pull on a USA jersey ...
U.S. Open Cup: Struggling Fire and Sounders triumph    
The Chicago Fire and Seattle Sounders, MLS's most successful clubs in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open ...
Datebook: Concacaf Champions League schedule    
Four of the five MLS clubs entered in the group stage of the 2016-17 Scotiabank Concacaf ...
Klinsmann's U.S. plans hamstrung by FIFA calendar    
After the USA fell to Argentina, 4-0, in the Copa Centenario semifinals, Jurgen Klinsmann reiterated his ...
TV Report: Cali Clasico hits 1 million mark on Univision    
Saturday's San Jose Earthquakes-LA Galaxy game on Univision -- the first game on the Spanish-language network ...
What They're Saying: Harry Redknapp    
"Knows what system? The losing system? He knows the losing formula?" -- Harry Redknapp on the ...
Video Pick: Roy Hodgson faces the press    
Roy Hodgson resigned as England coach immediately after his team was eliminated from Euro 2016 with ...
What They're Saying: Icelandic whale watching company North Sailing    
"It must be hard to lose against the smallest nation that has ever taken part in ...
U.S. Open Cup: Schedule    
The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup's round of 16 begins Tuesday with two games, both involving ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives