ASN Morning Read: NYC FC Makes Quite a Splash
The new MLS club signs World Cup winner David Villa, and Frank Lampard could be the next to join him; Germany announces its final World Cup squad; Herculez Gomez finds a new club in Mexico.
New York City FC signed David Villa on Monday, the first player in club history. Spain’s all-time leading scorer spent 2013-14 with Atletico Madrid, winning La Liga and reaching the Champions League final. He’ll be 33 when the 2015 MLS season begins. With Julio Cesar in goal for Brazil, we would see two MLS players if Brazil and Spain make the World Cup final.
June 03, 2014
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Frank Lampard officially cut ties with Chelsea on Monday, and rumors have him coming to the U.S. as well, potentially joining Villa in New York
Brian Sciaretta wrote a great piece on Fabian Johnson.
Germany announced its final World Cup roster, with Joachim Low opting to bring only Miroslav Klose as a true striker.
After a rough year with Tijuana, Herculez Gomez will be joining Tigres. MLS sides can sleep well knowing that Gomez’s new team isn’t in the 2014-15 CONCACAF Champions League.
Michael Bradley goes on the offensive.
Jill Ellis named her 26-player roster for the women’s national team friendlies against France on June 14 and June 19.
The mayor of Manaus was in attendance Sunday at Red Bull Arena and said some things. On the high crime rates in Brazil: "I spent some time in New York before Giuliani. It was terrible. We're trying to follow his steps."
Fun story from Steven Goff on a Maryland man who’s getting set to attend his ninth consecutive World Cup.
After being left off Italy's World Cup squad, Giuseppe Rossi took to Twitter to go after the haters: