Each Monday we'll give you links to RSL, MLS and other Soccer news from the past week that you may have missed. We'll start with Real's news.
- Former RSL veteran Ned Grabavoy announces retirement after 13 years. Will he end up with a coaching position somewhere?
- USL attendance is up 33%, but MLS-owned teams lag behind. The Monarchs are 2nd highest of those, but still rank only 13th in overall attendance.
- LA Times profiles former RSL backup GK Chris Seitz (yea, not really RSL news, but it's a slow week!)
- For those who were avoiding watching the game... Here's the MLS recap. RSL travels to L.A. for knockout round on Wed.
- Dallas' ace Diaz out for approximately 8 months after Achilles surgery.
- Drogba to remain at Montreal after reaching an 'agreement' with team leadership. Was the blowup inevitable?
- David Villa apparently wants to stay in New York.
- One of two St. Louis groups reveal plans for stadium in push for a MLS expansion slot.
- Is MLS still a "retirement league"? It shouldn't be!
- In the "most idiotic contest of the year" competition, MLS wanted votes on Best Dressed Coach last week.
- 3 MLS teams move on to CONCACAF Champions League knockout rounds.
- MLS 15 year, 6-team veteran Brad Davis announces retirement. That makes 2 so far, how may others will join Davis & Grabavoy?
- Dallas gets their first Supporters' Shield
- Bradly Wright Phillips wins second consecutive Golden Boot.
- A good read from the NY Times on how Video Games are influencing Soccer (specifically the FIFA video game franchise).
- Why Nagbe declined a callup to USMNT for the Cuba & New Zeland matches.
- Influential former NASL board member pled guilty in FIFA bribery case.
- USWNT beat Swiss 4-0. Newcomer Lynn Williams scores 49 seconds coming on. And beat them again 4 days later by the same margin (with Utah newcomer Kealia Ohai besting Williams' goal by one second!).
- CONMEBOL and UEFA are both considering playing their finals in the US. Good idea or not?
Video of the Week
FC Miami player Jaime Chavez scores an amazing volley.