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ASN Morning Read: 'A Champions League Player'

Jermaine Jones plays in an important match while Landon Donovan makes his pundit debut in style; an English "star" could be coming to MLS; this is how you do it, save-wise.
BY Noah Davis Posted
November 27, 2013
8:52 AM
  • Jermaine Jones played 90 minutes (and picked up a yellow card) in Schalke's disappointing 0-0 draw with Steaua Bucuresti. Jones is a Champions League player.
  • CONCACAF is having an annual awards show. Jozy Altidore, Landon Donovan, Clint Dempsey, and Michael Bradley are four of the 10 semifinalists for Male Player of the Year. Those are not the top four players we would pick, but we don't get a vote. Or maybe we do?

  • Graham Parker writes the best piece about the upcoming MLS Cup that you are likely to read: "For all their avowed differences, there’s a little more of each other in these two teams than each coach might admit, and if the final is a referendum on style, it might be worth checking the ballot twice to make sure you’re voting for the right team. It’s going to be a fascinating contest. In short, we might not have the most glamorous final, but we have the most interesting one."

  • Greg Lalas and Colorado Rapids goalkeeper Clint Irwin break down a save. Fun times.
  • According to the Daily Mail, Toronto FC "gazumped" offers from West Ham and Queens Park Rangers for the services of Jermain Defoe. He will join the club sometime after the New Year. And here's a final word on all that. Happy Thanksgiving, America.
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