Sunday, November 23, 2008

The Argentine Connection

One of the subplots today's MLS Cup is Juan Pablo Angel v. Guillermo Barros Schelotto. Angel, now with Red Bull New York, is a native of Columbia who once played for River Plate while Schelotto, now with Columbus Crew, once played for Boca Juniors. As many a soccer fan knows, River Plate v. Boca Juniors is one of the biggest soccer rivalries in the world. In the past week, news that Schelotto's success in the MLS has increased Argentine interest in the MLS. Now, as we approach the Cup final, news is trickling out that Martin Palermo, Ariel Ortega, Juan Sebastian Veron, and Kily Gonzalez might be interested in making the move to the MLS.

Reserves Redux

On the heels of Don Garber's announcement that the Reserves league is being sent to the scrap heap comes this little story from ESPN about how the Reserve players are key for the Red Bull as they go into today's Cup.

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