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ASN Morning Read: Robbie Rogers Returns to Soccer

The recently "retired" winger back training with the Galaxy as "a special guest"; the Xolos do battle in the Copa Libertadores with Jurgen Klinsmann watching; futsal, futsal, futsal.
BY Jasper Wilson Posted
May 01, 2013
8:01 AM
  • Former United States men’s national team player Robbie Rogers returned to the field this week, training with the Galaxy. The Chicago Fire possess Rogers’ Major League Soccer rights and would probably like to have him in the Windy City. But before he came out and stepped away from the game, the former Columbus Crew player expressed his disinterest, or so it seemed, in playing for the team. Meanwhile, Landon Donovan hopes LA signs Rogers. Oh yeah, and Sigi Schmid says hi, and that he'd like to secure the services of the speedy winger if he does in fact return. Somebody get the popcorn.

  • Trouble for Tijuana as the Xolos tie Palmeiras 0-0 in the first leg of the Copa Libertadores Round of 16. Jurgen Klinsmann watched as Edgar Castillo and Joe Corona went the full 90. The squad now needs to go to Brazil and get a result, which is a tall task but these guys keep pulling miracles out of, well, everywhere.
  • U.S. Soccer posted a video that recapped its futsal showcase event that took place in L.A. last weekend, the second of its type in two months. The sport has become part of the development academy curriculum at the u-14 level and has helped identify female and male players for youth national teams.
  • Carlos Bocanegra demonstrated his coaching acumen on Twitter, revealing how he thought Real Madrid could get back into the Champions League semifinal. What, it's not his fault that Mourinho’s men didn’t stick to the goal-every-half-hour game plan.

  • United States women’s national team midfielder Shannon Boxx had surgery on her right knee to combat swelling and pain that had occurred for the past few months. The veteran’s timetable to return is a month to a month and a half. She will miss a friendly against Canada on June 2 in Toronto as well as a chunk of the National Women’s Soccer League's inaugural season, where she plays with the Chicago Red Stars.

  • Chuck Blazer appears on a list of nine disgraced FIFA executives. Odds that Sunil Gulati finds his way into a similar article in a few years? Very low.

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