Only two more days until the regular season begins, and I am so excited. Let us start the antepenultimate day with news about D.C. United, Michael Seaton, USL PRO, and more!
Inter Milan’s Enzo Concina joins United as Assistant Coach | D.C. United: After being rumored for months, and actually seeing him on the sidelines throughout the preseason, D.C. United has finally made Enzo Concina's hiring official. While serving as an assistant coach for the team, he will also continue to serve as a scout for Inter Milan. Will Italy be the next league to mine MLS talent?
Reggae Boyz blast five past stuttering St Lucia | The Voice Online: Michael Seaton got his first start for the senior Jamaican national team, and scored the first goal of a game that ended up 5-0. His strike partner was Darren Mattocks, a combination that could give Concacaf fits in the next World Cup cycle.
D.C. United scouring the area for snow-free practice fields - The Washington Post: The snow and cold have been so bad that United have been forced to scour the DMV for places to practice.
MLS Season Preview: Ranking the top 10 defenders | ProSoccerTalk: Bobby Boswell isn't even the best defender on his team, so I know he isn't the 9th best defender in MLS.
Im Garth Lagerwey, RSL GM, AMA! : MLS: Erick Thohir: Give this man all the money next offseason. ALL OF IT.
Red Bulls to launch USL Pro team in 2015, MLS urging clubs to follow suit | Soccer By Ives: Notable from this article: MLS is urging all teams to have USL PRO teams for fairness sake. I wonder, however, if they mean either operate your own team or affiliate, or if they want everyone to operate their own team.
And finally, from the just pay them department:
(2/2) Taylor says PSRA (union) and PRO (management) are about $400k apart. #mls— Jeff Carlisle (@JeffreyCarlisle) March 6, 2014
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