Daily news roundups

Iran prez disses Octopus & more news of the morn

Somebody else takes a picture of PSP photographer Nicolae Stoian

Congratulations to PSP photographer Nicolae Stoian! Nicolae is one of eight photographers selected by Photographers for Hope to photograph the 2010 Homeless World Cup, taking place in Rio de Janeiro in September. The project is being organized in conjunction with United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace and the Brazilian branch of the Sport for Social Change Network. Nicolae and his fellow selectees will be guided by famed photographer David Burnett and will work with local NGOs. The US team at the World Cup is being backed by Street Soccer USA. A group show of the photographers—who come from Geneva, Milan, Berlin, Dubai, Hong Kong as well as Philadelphia— work will travel to New York, Geneva and to London in time for the 2012 Olympics. We’ll be featuring his photos during the World Cup.

Union

Reuters has a nice profile of MLS’s “other Frenchman,” the Union’s own Sebastien Le Toux. Le Toux  says he was surprised to start for the MLS All-Stars in Wednesday night’s dismal loss to Manchester United, of which the less said (particularly that second goal, M. Le Toux), the better.

Here’s a head-to-head preview of Saturday’s match against New England Revolution.

Local

ESPN Deportes Radio will be available in Philadelphia starting on August 2. Tune into 860 AM.In related media news, FSC will be available in HD on DirceTV starting August 11. Comcast, are you listening?

MLS

A proposed soccer specific stadium in Baltimore could become the new home of DC United.

Is MLS head Don Garber a suck dog? He is when talking to British reporters about Man United fan discontent with the Glazers, the American family that turned the club they own from being debt free to more than a billion dollars in debt in the space of a few years. Said Garber, “if I were a Manchester United fan I’d be feeling pretty good about my team. They’re winning trophies. They’re powerful and popular around the world, and I’m not quite sure what all the hubbub is about.” Tool. Sir Alex Ferguson added his own two cents on CNN.

Landon Donovan talks about his transfer options.

David Beckham will return to the Galaxy next week and could be fit enough to begin training by the end of August.

Sacha Kljestan scored in his Champions League debut for Belgian side Anderlecht.

Etc.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has attacked Paul the Octopus as a symbol of decadence and decay and accused the cephalopod of spreading “western propaganda and superstition.” Sure, sure, sure. But he’s pretty good at picking winners, right?

Freddy Adu is on trial with Swiss side FC Sion. Will he ever find a home?

It looks like Mark Hughes is going to get the Fulham job.

Ex-Argentina boss Maradona says he was “lied to” and “betrayed.”

Preparations for the 2014 World Cup are slow in Brazil.

3 Comments

  1. Josh Trott says:

    I’ve been trying to find a video clip of Kljestan’s goal. Argentina says they want a coach who understands the value of “passing” and “defense”.

  2. Freddy Adu not Edu.

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