Eddie Johnson to Seattle
Montreal Impact originally took former Fulham player, Eddie Johnson. Then they traded him to Seattle Sounders for Mike Fucito & Lamar Neagle.
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Seems like a horrible trade for the Sounders. Trade two up and comers who were also pretty well liked by the fans for an unfit Eddie Johnson. Johnson hasn’t scored a goal since his time with Greek Club Aris Thessaloniki in 2010. Let’s hope he can find the form he had when he graced the pitch down in Kansas City.
Zamalek wearing black armbands.
Respect. Fucking so much respect to Zamalek. Even though I’m an Ahly supporter, there’s nothing better than seeing Egyptians unite as one. The whole country was supporting you tonight, a job well done. A fitting tribute to those who lost their lives. R.I.P. <3
Egyptian league to be resumed without fans.
New Egyptian Football Association President Anwar Saleh has said the league will resume as soon as the investigation into the deadly incident at Port Said Stadium ends. He also announced that the Egyptian National Team will not miss any of it’s scheduled matches. The league will start without fans and then gradually introduce them back into the games. This comes after 74 fans were killed and over 1,000 were injured when fans rushed the pitch and rioted on February 1st.
It’s good that the league is going to try to get on with this and the national team won’t miss any matches. I know it’s football is a trivial thing when compared to war and the suffering of human life, but at the same time, it is something that can ease that, give people something to unite for. Hopefully Egypt gets everything together quickly and something like this won’t happen again.
The Mirror reports Tottenham close to being sold.
To Philip Anschutz of all people. Anschutz owns the MLS’ LA Galaxy and is the 34th richest man in America with a net worth of 4.4 billion pounds. He is also the owner of entertainment group AEG thus owning the London O2 Arena and the MEN Arena in Manchester. The report also says that he would keep Dan Levy as chairman to run the club.
I don’t know how I feel about this. If he wanted to be an owner who wanted to stay out of the way and bankroll the club, I’m for it. He’s shown with LA that he is willing to spend money, although the MLS really doesn’t allow much of that. I feel like he could be good for the club, but lord knows the English don’t especially like their American owners. Also, I don’t even know how truthful it is that a deal is close to being done. Something to keep an eye on, I guess.