Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Soccer New & Notes: 2/7/2007

USA vs. Mexico = Sell Out
The USA vs. Mexico match tonight in Glendale, Arizona is now a sell out. That is gonna be a lot of green in the stands. Mexico just switched to adidas as their kit supplier, so they should be sporting their new look jersey’s.

Conor Casey to Toronto FC.
US International Conor Casey has had his contract with Mainz terminated and will be joining MLS expansion club Toronto FC this week. Casey was unsuccessful in finding a new club after Mainz signed several new forwards during the January transfer window. I was hoping that DC United would have been able to use its allocations to acquire Casey, as I think he will do well in MLS, but I guess that didn’t work out.

Italian cabinet approves stadium security bill.
The Italian cabinet made a first step towards strengthening the security of its soccer stadiums today when they passed legislation that required that all stadiums in Serie A and Serie B meet minimum safety standards, or face being banned from allowing spectators from attending matches. The list of stadiums that do not meet the minimum requirements is released tomorrow.

It’s a first step, but something down deep still says that they won’t do a damn thing to help change the problems.


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