We've heard rumors of this in recent weeks, apparently it's true. Is this odd timing, considering the preseason is underway?
— Richard Motzkin (@RichardMotzkin) January 27, 2012
If internet fan forums and Google translate are to be believed, ex-FC Dallas and Toronto FC striker Peri Marosevic has landed himself a trial with Silkeborg IF of the Danish Superliga. The Jutlanders - who are comfortably mid-table with 26 points from 18 games - have a host of players in for a look as they gear up for the second half of the season. (SIF4ever.dk - 1/26/2012)
All the questions you ever wanted to ask Steve Zakuani.
What did he say to Brian Mullan? How close did he come to the end of his career? Did they actually consider amputating his leg when things got really bad?
And don’t miss when LA Galaxy manager Bruce Arena sounds off on Landon Donovan, Clint Dempsey, Omar Gonzalez and Jurgen Klinsmann’s quest to find the American style of soccer.
Who says you can't go home again?
Former Vancouver Whitecaps DP Mustapha Jarju is returning to the scene of his greatest successes as a footballer: RAEC Mons. The Gambian international scored 34 goals in 99 league matches for the Belgian club between 2008-11. He scored none in 10 appearances for the 'Caps, a record which didn't quite inspire new manager Martin Rennie to keep him around for a second year.
Move over David Beckham. The Galaxy star is not the only MLS player publicizing a new product line this month (Becks has a Super Bowl ad promoting his H&M bodywear).
SJ Earthquakes goalkeeper Jon Busch is coming on the market this month with a new line of GK gloves, glove bags and ‘keeper apparel that will come out under the “Jon Busch Gear.” Get ready for Brand Busch.
The company’s called HPG and it was formed four years ago by Rob Hoehn, who is based in Vancouver and was tired of overpaying for his kid’s goalkeeper gloves. He did something about it and in the last few months convinced Busch to become a 50-50 partner.
“It’s ridiculous. You look at what’s out there and they’re selling gloves for $145 this year,” Busch told MLSsoccer.com. “My glove is the same quality and same everything minus a stripe or swoosh. Except ours is going to be sold for $79.”
The gloves themselves will be solid white with a touch of red and a “Jon Busch” logo. He’ll be wearing them during the MLS season with only one difference: The retail version will feature Busch’s signature and the No. 18, while his will just say “Buschy.”
“Clean and industrial-looking is what I wanted to go with,” he said. “I’m that industrial guy who brings the lunch pail to work everyday and gets the job done. That’s what I wanted our brand to stand for.”
It looks like Jason Kreis & Co. aren't finished making additions to their back line.
Real Salt Lake have brought in a number of trialists for preseason, including one who had an ocean to cross to get to Utah. His name is Terukazu Tanaka, and he's a fullback from Sagan Tosu of the J-League. (KIRSoccer - January 25, 2012)