Thursday’s Upside: Pass On Their Experience

Their Words

"You expect the guys who have been here before, like Kyle Beckerman and Graham Zusi, to pass on their experience as quickly as possible to the next group. They become your right hand, your communicators and your connectors. There are quite a few players who have been in with the National Team who are mature enough to understand what this is all about." USA National Team coach Jurgen Klinsmann

The Radar

  1. January National Team camp.
  2. MLS combine.
  3. New MLS coaches.
  4. DC's player move.
  5. MLS attempts to trademark 'Cascadia Cup'.

Ten Stories

D.C. United acquires Brazilian forward Rafael - from The Washington Post's Steven Goff: “This is our guy,” Olsen said.

The best women's player, MLS coaching changes and more mailbag - from SI.com's Grant Wahl: I think having a soccer referee on-hand would be a great idea for any studio show.

Winning Over The World - from The Classical's Noah Davis: this has made Bradley both popular and the most visible American coach in the international soccer world.

Long MLS Break Creates Rumors, Opportunities - from American Soccer Now's Matt Thacker: However, Arsenal heavily scouts North America and could swoop in for the right player.

Birmingham City supporters turn on club over £14m debt to owner Yeung - from The Guardian's David Conn: The club has issued no further comments to clarify any of these issues.

Paolo Di Canio on hand of Suarez, paying for players and tiramisu - from BBC Sport: Anything I can do to achieve this I will do.

Premier League: Ticket pricing up to clubs - from Soccernet: The issue has sparked calls for a potential capping of prices....

How do you solve a problem like Mario? - from World Soccer's Brian Glanville: Not that Mancini has always been the shrewd psychologist.

The bigger they are, the harder they fall - from UEFA.com: England: Manchester United FC (1973/74)

0898 121500 - from In Bed With Maradona's Dave Hartrick: In short, it is no longer enough to have a working understanding of the first team when we have a myriad of ways to find out so much more.

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