Just When You Thought It Couldn’t Get Crazier By Kip Kesgard at Oregonlive.com
Last we left things, the TOA had applied to use the name North American Soccer Leagues and they had applied to the United States Soccer Federation for accreditation. Nothing has been decided on their application at this point, but apparently the discussions started on Saturday, November 21st while USSF officials were in Seattle for the MLS Cup. At this point, nothing official from the USSF has been announced, and there has only been speculation as to what happens now. [More]
MLS Cup: Robbie Findley, Josh Saunders excel on soccer’s big stage by Geoffrey C. Arnold at OregonLive.com
Saunders, who played for the Portland Timbers, entered the MLS Cup as a substitute goalkeeper for the Galaxy. Saunders came on after Donovan Ricketts suffered a hand injury in the second half.
“I had to come in and be prepared. That’s something I’ve been prepared for because that’s my job,” said Saunders, who played for the Timbers from 2003-06. “I felt like I could come in and make a contribution to the team.” [More]
Timbers President Merritt Paulson earns USL honors at PortlandTimbers.com
PORTLAND, Ore. – United Soccer Leagues announced Friday that Portland Timbers President Merritt Paulson was named the 2009 USL First Division Sprinturf Executive of the Year at the USL Hall of Fame and Awards Dinner as part of its Annual General Meeting in Tampa, Fla. [More]