The offseason loss of creative midfielder Juninho was supposed to be a stake in the heart of LA Galaxy’s hopes of an MLS Cup repeat. The 23-year-old Brazilian’s loan was not extended by his parent club, Sao Paulo, as they wished to bring his maturing talents back home, going so far as to lock him in to a new 3-year contract.
Galaxy began seeking out and acquiring several hopeful replacements, most promising amongst them fellow Brazilian Marcelo Sarvas and former Union man Kyle Nakazawa.
Additionally, after a series of below-the-radar moves, Los Angeles announced over the weekend that they had… re-acquired Juninho on loan. The best man to fill a set of empty shoes is the same man who once wore them, it turns out, and Galaxy have gone from finding an acceptable replacement to having a set of midfield options unrivaled in the league.
And when you add in the return of David Beckham and last week’s re-acquisition of former Galaxy striker and Golden Boot finalist Edson Buddle, you have to ask yourself: Is this the official start of the most potent MLS strike force… ever?
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CNN contributor Roland S. Martin has been suspended from the news network in light of his Super Bowl tweet suggesting you smack anyone at your party into the David Beckham underwear ad. From their statement:
“Roland Martin’s tweets were regrettable and offensive. Language that demeans is inconsistent with the values and culture of our organization, and is not tolerated. We have been giving careful consideration to this matter, and Roland will not be appearing on our air for the time being.”
The full story can be found on The Huffington Post.
We’ve heard the “MLS to Miami” story before, and we’ve heard the “Beckham gets a team” story before. But with the new deal between David Beckham and the LA Galaxy inked last week, Britain’s Daily Star “exclusively” reports that his getting to helm an MLS team was the sweetener in the two-year deal and that Beckham’s choice is Miami, citing a senior AEG source.
Here it is on YouTube (live at noon ET):
And on Google+ (live at 1:30 ET)
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