- Tribal Football reports that Chad Marshall’s agent has said the Crew big man will not get an answer on whether he has made the Mainz squad in Budesliga until after the New Year.
- The Seattle Sounders official site reports that the new coach (Sigi Schmid) will be unveiled at a news conference Tuesday at 11 a.m. Pacific Time (2 p.m. Eastern). It’s reported that Mark McCullers will be there to throw his shoes at Sigi.
- It’s still not official, but Sports Illustrated is the latest to report what is looking like a forgone conclusion: USSF has decided to forgo Crew Stadium for this February’s World Cup qualifier between the U.S. and Mexico and instead hold it in the newest soccer stadium in the U.S., Real Salt Lake’s Rio Tinto Stadium. Many in the blogosphere are up in arms, and this is understandable. However, El Luchador looks with disdain on anyone who would root against their own country just because the game was moved.
- Finally, a non-soccer related note. In case anyone missed it, here is a good video of an Iraqi folk hero throwing his shoe at George Bush. El Luchador strongly endorses this type of behavior.
Monday, December 15, 2008
Some random dispatches from El Luchador: