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ASN Morning Read: A Transferring We Will Go

A former key cog in the United States national team is on the move and one of the most important current players could be transferring soon as well. Plus, Mr. Klinsmann has issues with World Cup seeding.
BY Noah Davis Posted
October 23, 2013
8:26 AM
  • Jermaine Jones to MLS? That's what Steven Goff is hearing. The midfielder, who has a house in Los Angeles, is having his people talk to MLS's people (we assume) about getting a gig with someone, possibly by January. We'll see how it goes.

  • Oguchi Onyewu, who is huge in Belgium, signs with Queens Park Rangers. “I had a really good feeling about QPR from the moment I arrived here. I’ve been welcomed by the club and I feel good here already. I’ve already integrated well into the group, so I’m looking forward to what will hopefully be a very successful and happy time here," he said. The defender will deal with Harry Redknapp, which should be fun.

  • Tab Ramos as MLS coach? Could be as plenty of squads will need a new head man. The current U-20 head coach should land somewhere.

  • Conor O'Brien makes the Danish Superliga team of the week.

  • Jurgen Klinsmann is not happy with the seeding structure at the World Cup: “Looking at Pot no. 1 and the seeding of the World Cup, it kind of makes you think a little bit, if this is the right way to do it. You have to find a way hopefully to make everybody happy. It’s not going to happen, nobody will be happy with everything. But, when you have a Pot no. 1, you expect countries in there that really proved it in World Cups, in the history of the World Cup. Now you see teams that haven’t really done that much in previous World Cups and you wonder ‘Why is it that way now?’

    “The consequence is that you will have a couple of groups getting drawn on Dec. 6 in Brazil that are Groups of Death that will be killer groups; there’s not even one easy team or whatever. Then you will find maybe two or three groups that are much easier, at least on paper easier. It’s unbalanced now with that seeding procedure and it will cause a lot of question marks, a lot of discussion and debate once the groups are finalized. It is what it is, but I’m not very happy with it.”

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