Birmingham president Carson Yueng was arrested in Hong Kong on charges on money laundering. He was released on bail after appearing in court and facing five charges of “dealing with property known or believed to represent proceeds of an indictable offence.”
The second games of the group stage for the Women’s World Cup start today, with France taking on Canada at noon and Germany facing Nigeria at 2:45. Germany and France can lock up tickets to the next round with wins. ESPN Stats gives some insight into the matches. (more…)
The big news of the day is of course Bob Bradley’s Gold Cup roster announcement, due shortly. Here’s who Ives thinks will be on it for your reading pleasure in the meantime. (UPDATE: upps, there’s been a delay.)
Two MLS games Sunday, but no goals. RSL tied in Dallas, which is a victory for them.
Tijuana’s resident American Joe Corona is getting a lot of plaudits this morning after leading his team to the Mexican top flight. (more…)
More positive news for MLS and youth academy’s, with FC Dallas signing their fifth Home Grown Player. Johnathan Top was the player that signed the contract, after scoring eight goals in 10 matches for the youth academy. Top is under 18 years old and his signing, along with numerous others is showing the growth of the MLS soccer academy. Hopefully, this will continue as the MLS helps the growth of US soccer.
Out of favor midfielder David Bentley is on the move to Birmingham. He was limited to only three appearances and should see an increase of playing time with this loan move. His new manager had this to say, “We’re delighted to have David’s services. He is a classy footballer and will enhance the quality of the squad.” This is a good move for all parties, since Bentley can help Birmingham stay away from relegation.