ASN Morning Read: Coach Calls the Troops Early
The United States national team boss will start camp on May 14 and The Daily Mail is outraged; an out-of-sorts midfielder regains his form; defending David Moyes; U.S.-Turkey tickets.
Jurgen Klinsmann is demanding that his players arrive May 14, less 72 hours after the Premier League Season ends, and the Daily Mail is in a tizzy: "It means the players will have to get the first available long-haul flights after their club matches in order to arrive in time and they are privately worried about suffering fatigue from such a tough routine when their team-mates from the MLS have only just started their regular season." Players quoted in the piece include exactly no one, which means it's almost certainly fact.
Danny Williams, who went 90 minutes in Reading's 2-0 win on Tuesday, gets himself the ASN feature treatment.
Landon Donovan came out in support of his former coach, David Moyes, saying “I think it would’ve been nice to give [Moyes] a little more time. He inherited a group of players that weren’t his own, so that’s always difficult. I think over time when he was at Everton he showed that he’s capable of putting a winning team on the field, but that’s the way it goes, that’s life and that’s an unfortunate part of coaching."
Meanwhile, his coach is on the same page:
Would you like to go to the United States send-off match against Turkey? You'll need to apply for tickets between May 1 and 2. Not afraid to be servicey.
Oh good, Orange County Commissioner Ted Edwards is upset by the "double standards" he sees regarding the need for new MLS expansions to have soccer-specific stadiums. Orlando City needed one; Atlanta didn't. Edwards, who voted against the stadium plan, isn't done yet.
Jermaine Jones got himself a new tattoo, which can be summed up by an email from a friend: "I love him so much. It is the worst and most painful-looking tattoo I have ever seen."
April 23, 2014
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