Daily news roundups

Daily news roundup

No word yet on how the Union fared in their “closed training match” on Saturday, just a look ahead to this weekend’s match with UNC (Chapel Hill).

Sunil Galati will serve another four years as U.S. Soccer Federation president, thanks to a Sunday vote.

The David Beckham Academy has closed its Los Angeles location. Apparently, it’s going on loan to Milan.

The qualifying groups for the 2012 European Championship were drawn Sunday.  The full list is here.  Notable placements: England and Wales in Group G; Germany, Turkey and Belgium in Group A; and the reminder that Kazakhstan plays in Europe at all.

Chivas USA’s Jesse Marsch retires and joins the U.S. National Team as an assistant coach, filling one of the two spots vacated by Philadelphia Union’s Peter Nowak and John Hackworth.

U.S. soccer media news after the jump.

Ives Galarcep is joining Fox Soccer Channel, the latest of several notable American soccer media moves. No word on whether this will make all their links work.

As for their competitors, Sport Illustrated assigned Grant Wahl to be a full-time soccer writer and is losing Jonah Freedman and Greg Lalas. ESPN revamped its U.S. soccer page recently.

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