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A false 9 for #11, and more news

Photo: Paul Rudderow

Hey, we hear there’s a game tonight. If you missed it, here’s our preview.

Someone else outside Philadelphia has finally caught on to the fact that, gee golly whiz, maybe it would’ve been a good idea to play Sebastien Le Toux and Danny Mwanga together again at forward after last year’s performances. Check out MLSSoccer.com’s interesting analysis of how that relates to where Freddy Adu belongs on the field: the false 9. For those unfamiliar with the concept of the false 9, check out Jonathan Wilson’s terrific-as-usual explanation of the false 9.

The Crew have a couple of players back from injury.

Peter Nowak isn’t scared of tonight’s Union opponent, the Columbus Crew. Other things Nowak probably isn’t scared of: the Terminator, thermonuclear war, the bogeyman, even Dick Cheney. I don’t think that guy fears anything, even death. So all you anonymous sources “close to the player” out there, as well as those who quote them, beware.

Here’s the best mustache in MLS, courtesy of New England’s Ryan Cochrane. It comes complete with a random MLSSoccer.com fluff piece. Click through for the mustache.

Veljko Paunovic has nicknames apparently. I don’t know what this means, but Adam sent it, and he’s funny, so maybe you’ll laugh.

Some last minute trades throughout MLS. Here’s the rundown.

This roundup is late today because I got caught up watching English soccer, among other things, and wow, did you see some of Paul Robinson’s saves in Arsenal’s collapse today? (Sorry, Greg.)

Harry Redknapp regrets not signing Luis Suarez. We regret his cheating bastard habits in the World Cup, so we’re even.

Could German-American right back Timmy Chandler be switching national allegiances from the U.S. national team to Germany’s? SI.com says no. We say please God no.

Now go play soccer. About time it stopped raining.


  1. Poor, poor Arsenal.

  2. Way to hurt a guy, Dan…

  3. Pfeffer is starting tonight!

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