LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JANUARY 04: Everton fans show their support for the return of Landon Donovan to the club on loan from LA Galaxy, with the stars and stripes, during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Bolton Wanderers at Goodison Park on January 4, 2012 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
The lead today is that Omar Gonzalez has left the US National Team camp in Los Angeles, to take a loan with German site FC Nuremberg. Landon Donovan started for Everton yesterday, and a little bit of MLS growth advice - this time from one of them national writers at the ESPN. Let's see what the papers are saying about the LA Galaxy, currently on a bit of a diaspora:
First the Gonzalez story, as it developed:
Soccer By Ives: Gonzalez & John skip USMNT camp ahead of potential winter moves
After the lengthy wait to have their chance to impress U.S. men's national team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann, it appears George John and Omar Gonzalez will have to wait a bit longer. Both John and Gonzalez are skipping national team camp in Arizona to attend to potential winter moves. John has left the country to pursue a potential transfer while Gonzalez is mulling over loan opportunities. Seattle Sounders defender Jeff Parke and midfielder Brad Evans were called in to replace the two centerbacks in the camp. John is entering the final year of his MLS contract, making a winter transfer...
Club borrows from Omar Gonzalez - 1st FC Nuremberg
Nationalspieler von LA Galaxy trainiert im Trainingslager in Belek mit dem 1. FC Nürnberg.
You'll need to use google translate on that second one, unless you sprechen sie Deutsch. Now onto Landon Donovan being chosen for the starting XI. And another American's goal:
Or you could just read the LAG Confidential wrap-up by scrolling down a bit. If you've got an opinion on MLS getting too big for it's britches, you might enjoy this:
Major League Soccer -- For MLS, bigger isn't necessarily better - ESPN
With Montreal becoming the league's 19th franchise in 2012, and a possible 20th coming soon after, MLS is nearing its optimum number of teams.
MLS schedule is likely to drop this afternoon, so don't touch that dial. In the meantime, check out Juninho talking about returning to his parent club. Helps if you voce fala Portugues:
São Paulo FC - Juninho is back in St. Paul with the endorsement of Cilinho
Formador dos “Menudos do Morumbi”, técnico foi o responsável por trazê-lo ao São Paulo