• AEG and MLS should sell Beckham, now
    Gee, what a shock, David Beckham getting injured his just his third Serie A game on loan with AC Milan. Serves him right.
  • A Kljestan Move: Pros & Cons
    Watching Sacha Kljestan take apart Sweden Saturday at Home Depot Center could convince anyone he's primed and ready for a move overseas, yet success isn't preordained for young Americans going to top-flight teams. And it may not be the best move for Kljestan at this point in his career, unless Celtic sees in him the talents and attributes it needs in the next few months, not in a few years.
  • Who did what, and well, at the SuperDraft
    The SuperDraft annually reveals games within the game, moves that may interlock or interfere with others, perhaps logically, perhaps not. Chivas USA coach Preki, to cite just one example, perplexed many of the "experts" attending the 2009 SuperDraft at the St. Louis Convention Center Thursday by passing on California goalkeeper Stefan Frei, whose Generation adidas status and exceptional college career triggered comparisons to 2005 Chivas USA rookie keeper Brad Guzan, now a U.S. national team player employed by English Premier League club Aston Villa.
  • Fowler Rumors; Razov Roaming?
    Names great and small are swirling about as MLS coaches and executives finish their duties at annual Player Combine in Ft. Lauderdale prepare for the 2009 SuperDraft next Thursday in St. Louis. Some prominent players are out of contract or have had their options declined, and of course, there's no shortage of foreign players being linked to the American league.
  • FC Dallas clings to Cooper
    Whatever Hunt Sports Group ends up doing with Kenny Cooper it is playing two very risky games. With European clubs trying to buy him, it is playing hardball. With Cooper himself, HSG is dealing low-ball. Since it holds the cards at both tables as well as the backing of MLS, HSG may win both games yet lose out in a third game, that of public opinion.