Where will Chicago turn? I would strongly consider either John Spencer or Paul Mariner. With Spencer you get a former Premier League and MLS footballer with a great mind for the game. In Mariner you get a boatload of Ipswich Town fans who see him as a bit of a god like figure to support the club, as well a man who has arguably the best scouting network in the country.
Bobby Boswell’s career with DC United has ended. A year ago at this time Boswell was a star in the making, and was rapidly becoming the poster child for young Americans in the league. His time at Florida International University in my backyard was filled with promise as were his first two years in MLS and his first several call ups with the national team. Then it seems he went too Hollywood, and his game completely deserted him. Boswell heads to Houston for Zach Wells who will likely replace Troy Perkins who is almost certainly headed to Europe. So when Perkins heads to Europe he will be the latest in a long line of American keepers to get a job across the pond.
FC Dallas has released Denilson. What a waste of a DP. But more importantly Juan Toja has been resigned which shows MLS is serious about keeping young Latin players stateside.
I have heard some interesting speculation regarding Landon Donovan’s future in Los Angeles. Regardless of what some US fans and American talk show hosts think of Donovan he is highly respected south of the border. In fact I will go on record as saying he is the most respected American player in history south of the border. I’ve heard that Moreila who pushed deep into the Mexican Apetura playoffs would love to take Donovan on loan for the Clausura season. I have also heard one or two other Mexican clubs may be interested. In addition, what MLS team wouldn’t want to add Donovan to the fold? The way I see it, if Los Angeles is really keeping Clint Mathis it must be dealing Donovan. Or maybe it is Mathis who’ll be gone to Sydney FC or San Jose in the upcoming months. Stay tuned- this will be interesting.