Hey readers, we’re going to revive the semi-daily news posts. Upon reflection the Morning Rekrap series was a little too ambitious and rambly. This will be a stop for links, news, things we at DSS think are interesting about soccer and maybe a little further afield from time to time. Let’s take a look at a few pieces of news around the league, country and world:
Things are going from bad to worse for the Rochester Rhinos who are not playing in 2018 and losing their stadium now.
There are MLS holdouts galore!
Here’s @NERevolution general manager Mike Burns on Lee Nguyen not reporting for the start of #NERevs preseason.
The club is taking a zero-tolerance approach. #MLS pic.twitter.com/HYQNQh0x7Q
— Jonathan Sigal (@JonathanSigal) January 23, 2018
Zero Tolerance – got that? Someone sounds totally not freaked out by Cyle Larin packing up and moving to Turkey.
Yura Movsisyan was not at training today. Mike Petke’s explanation: “We are currently working on a solution that is best for Yura and the club together.”
— Maddie Lee (@maddie_m_lee) January 24, 2018
Yura’s second stint in Utah wasn’t as fruitful as his first, let’s see where he ends up.
Wow. Multiple reports out of Turkey that Cyle Larin is in training with Besiktas today. This video appears to confirm it. https://t.co/mKoJlsxAMc
— Paul Tenorio (@PaulTenorio) January 23, 2018
But nothing holds a candle to Cyle Larin reporting to OCSC training camp… in Turkey.
England hired a new un-qualified, sexist, and inexperienced manager for their Women’s National Team. It isn’t going well. Like really not well. Like delete your account not well.
Leeds stole one of the Columbus Crew guys and used it to represent fans, all barrel chested, male fans (wonder how Leeds United LFC likes it?).
NEW LEEDS UNITED CLUB CREST
“It’s going to divide elements of the fan base.”
What do you think?
The thinking behind it is here: https://t.co/csjdDJ177r pic.twitter.com/t3HNm6kNsN
— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) January 24, 2018
But they got trolled by FC Zenit, in Soviet Russia crest change you!
Are we doing this right? #NOT #FCZ
Watch video ➡️https://t.co/AvWLuzF7W1 pic.twitter.com/SwwoEvYU8S
— FC Zenit in English (@fczenit_en) January 24, 2018
Javier Mascherano is headed to China, this seems like a play an MLS team should have made – oh well, we have Zeke.
Speaking of deleting your account… Thomas Rongen has gotten a lot of heat, rightfully so, about his role in failing to recruit Jonathan Gonzalez. He’s taking it well, mostly by tweeting about how Messi is actually bad like some kind of second rate Skip Bayless and taking shots at Mr. Low Hanging Fruit Freddy Adu:
Adu: noun Audience Deficiency Unit Or Alcohol Disposal Unit pic.twitter.com/Jpbyq1KlbN
— Thomas Rongen (@TRongen) January 23, 2018
Freddy is back training with the Las Vegas Lights, which should be interesting.
FYI, this game is not an outlier but the norm till the Ecuador game. Messi and his band of followers 30+ loss of possession and Pastore only played 15 min Others 5 What Q gene? pic.twitter.com/aS2uRToTh5
— Thomas Rongen (@TRongen) January 18, 2018
Got that, Messi is bad says the USSF Chief Scout.
Goals are good
Seriously what a goal that was! Griezmann take a bow! #CopaDelRey #SevillaAtleti pic.twitter.com/FOqIYn6J58
— Diego Montalvan (@DMontalvan) January 23, 2018
That judo move was Zlatanesque (please don’t go to Manchester United Antoine).
What to listen to
Max and Herc talked to Bob Bradley about a lot, his career, LAFC and covering youth development in the U.S. You get the sense from this that Bob knows there is something deeply wrong, doesn’t quite have the answers, has tried his best to overcome the structural barriers that are preventing a more diverse, stronger national team, but is still conflicted about it and feels the need to defend the strides that soccer has made in the U.S.
Listen to our own Sydney Hunte on the USL Show talking Atlanta United 2
@theUSLshow has the next round of @usl Eastern Conference previews with @SHWrites from @DirtySouthSoc talking @ATLUTD 2 and @AGunyon from @SocTakes talking @IndyEleven! Don’t miss it: https://t.co/vnQ39cE3xt
— Beautiful Game Network (@thebgnfm) January 24, 2018