If Dema Kovalenko has to leave the Los Angeles Galaxy, he’d at least like to find himself back in the company of friends.
The veteran Galaxy midfielder said on the eve of Wednesday’s first-ever MLS Re-Entry that if he’s picked up by another club, he’d like to once again ply his trade in the Eastern Conference, either with D.C. United, Philadelphia or Chicago.
WASHINGTON – Bill Hamid’s future looks as bright as any goalkeeper’s in Major League Soccer.
Rising from the D.C. United youth academy to sign a senior contract last year, the 20-year-old promptly jumped on the fast track this past season, challenging veteran Troy Perkins for the top job and showing ample ability with 20 saves and a 1.25 goals-against average in eight league starts. Furthermore, his presence and promise have drawn comparisons to US national team stalwart Tim Howard, an MLS alum presently performing at the top echelons of the English game.
MADRID — Heavy rainfall and a physical match threatened to undo the Generation adidas side in their friendly with the Rayo Vallecano reserves, but a second-half goal from FC Dallas’ Peri Marosevic gave the MLSers a 1-0 win on Tuesday.
Marosevic powered home a header in the 51st minute, getting on the end of Dilly Duka’s corner kick after freeing himself from his marker. The FCD striker had been given the starting nod over New York’s Juan Agudelo.
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NEW YORK – The Mexican national team has not relented in its pursuit to lure back 17-year-old MLS SuperDraft prospect Omar Salgado from the US squad. Under FIFA rules, Salgado
doesn’t have to make a final decision until age 21.
“[Mexico Under-20 coach Juan Carlos Chávez] talked to me and told me that
if I wanted to go back to Mexico, my spot was open,” Salgado told
MLSsoccer.com about a conversation held this past Sunday. “But I have already made up my mind: I want to play for the
United States. I hope that‘s how it’s going to be.”
NEW YORK -- Major League Soccer has released the list of 35 players eligible for the first ever Re-Entry Draft, which will be held over two stages on Dec. 8 and Dec. 15.
The following players were required to meet age and service requirements to participate as stipulated by the terms of the new Collective Bargaining Agreement.
RE-ENTRY DRAFT PLAYER LIST
Chivas USA: Marcelo Saragosa (option declined), Alex Zotinca (option declined)
YORK – Major League Soccer today announced the list of players eligible for selection in the 2010 MLS Re-Entry Process. The Stage 1 Draft of the Re-Entry Process will take place on Wednesday, December 8, at 2 p.m. ET via teleconference. The Stage 2 Draft will take place on Wednesday, December 15, at 2 p.m. ET. All 18 clubs will have a representative participate.
Both Stage 1 and Stage 2 Drafts will be conducted in the same order as the traditional Waiver Draft, with Vancouver selecting 17th and Portland selecting 18th.
WASHINGTON – The next step in D.C. United’s roster renovation process involves a long look at potential options in the league’s Re-Entry Draft, the new mechanism for player movement that begins in earnest with the first of two stages next Wednesday, Dec. 8.
By virtue of their 2010 record, United will pick first in both stages of the dispersal draft, which concludes with Stage 2 on Dec. 15. For a club whose late-1990s dynasty has fallen on hard times of late, a bit of turnabout is more than welcome.
Top youth clubs from across the United States will converge in Phoenix over the next five days for the 2010 US Soccer Development Academy Winter Showcase.
All 78 teams that comprise the Development Academy are scheduled to attend, including 14 MLS Academy teams at both the U-15/U-16 and U-17/U-18 levels.
Those teams will contest a total of 236 games from Dec. 3-7, giving youth coaches and technical directors around the league a chance to evaluate young talent against some of other top youth players around the nation.