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Rumors of old French guys and other news

The Washington Post cites a French report about several French players looking toward MLS. Among those mentioned are Thierry Henry, Patrick Vieira, Robert Pires, Ludovic Giuly, Camel Meriem. The players range in age from 30 to 36. Vive les vieux hommes!

More about Toni Stahl’s red card. Soccer America says it was justified. Yawn.

Sports Illustrated wraps up Week 2 in MLS, which didn’t include Philadelphia Union. Yawn again.

No more two-week layoffs for Philadelphia Union this season — till the World Cup, at least.

For their match against the Los Angeles Galaxy, the Houston Dynamo are organizing a Light Outs L.A. Rematch promotion with mini flashlights for fans. It refers to last season’s playoff game in which regional power outages in California twice shut down the stadium lights – and Houston’s momentum. Very clever.

FIFA kicked Iran’s girls soccer team out of the Youth Olympics because their head scarves violate FIFA dress code. It’s amazing that neither side can compromise on an issue that should be easy to resolve.

In Spain, players are considering a strike due to unpaid wages.

In England, Newcastle clinched promotion back to the Premier League.

UEFA Champions League matches today:

CSKA Moscow vs. Inter Milan, 12:30 p.m. ET. Televised on Fox Soccer Channel.

Barcelona vs. Arsenal, 2:30 p.m. ET. Televised on Fox Soccer Plus, Fox Sports Net, Fox Sports Espanol and at 5 p.m. on tape delay on Fox Soccer Channel.

2 Comments

  1. From that SA article: “Yet a player cautioned, rightly or wrongly, should tone down his play, and Stahl did just the opposite.”

    Fair enough. But if he was WRONGLY cautioned the first time, then I guess the ref is not RIGHT in giving him a red card.

    Or, to put it another way, one right and one wrong does not make a right.

    Or something like that.

  2. They probably should’ve called Myrie for that first foul, not Stahl.

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