ASN Morning Read: A Transfer for Tim Ream?
The Bolton Wanderers defender is drawing interest from at least one English Premier League club; Michael Bradley might be hurt; a retired defender goes into detail about his bright future.
West Brom might be considering signing Tim Ream during the summer transfer window. The rumor mill puts the price around £4million, which seems like a lot but it's not our money. Bolton paid £2.5 million for the former New York Red Bulls defender who is both solid and versatile. No disrespect here, but anyone who had Ream as the two- or third-best field player in England 18 months ago is a liar.
Former ASN contributor Liviu Bird chats with Steve Cherundolo about retirement, coaching, and the future: “[Deciding where he will coach] is something that I think is just impossible for me to say right now. … I’ll make that decision when that comes. Coaching at some level in the United States, whether it’s in youth soccer or at a higher level—professional or in the national team programs—interests me very much. It’s something that I’d love to do.”
Michael Bradley could miss this weekend's match against the Colorado Rapids with "a couple of little strains." Sad. Let's watch his goal from last weekend instead of contemplating a Bradley-less match.
Graham Parker takes a long look at MLS ownership then and now. Commissioner Don Garber on the mic: “We called a meeting in 2002. At that time we had an ownership group for the Metrostars, we had our Miami owner, we had Phil Anschutz, the Krafts, and Lamar Hunt. [MLS President] Mark Abbott and I made a presentation to that ownership group where we laid out a five-year plan which would have required hundreds of millions of dollars of investment. It painted a bleak picture of what that investment would deliver five years later. And I will say that Mark and I did not recommend that they go ahead with that plan. I could not support this idea that they should continue to invest hundreds of millions of dollars without any indication that it would pay off."
Here you will find a story about Clint Dempsey growing comfortable in Seattle.
If you happen to be in New York City tonight (or the rest of the week), check out Kicking + Screening, a soccer film fest produced in part by ASN's Noah Davis. Good films, good discussion, good fun, and free Budweiser.
April 09, 2014
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