Upside: Day Before Season 17

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Their Words

“We’d all wish for a big sack full of money, but in the same breath you wouldn’t want to be put in the position that some managers have been put in.” Everton manager David Moyes, on operating in the transfer market. 

Other Sources

Magic's 'Announcement' soars; NBC begins its MLS coverage – from's Richard Deitsch: NBC Sports executives worked with MLS officials to construct a special on-field podium for Martino….

As MLS begins, Wynalda, league debate season, incentives – from STATS's Nicolino DiBenedetto: For all his bluster, Wynalda’s arguments may hold some merit.

Seattle's Parke finds redemption after USMNT call-up – from's Andrew Winner: "but I guess that’s the way I learn.”

Must-see TV? MLS hopes to reach that goal – from The Sporting News's Brian Straus: Just about every MLS metric other than the Nielsen ratings has improved dramatically over the past few years.

Meet The Woman In Charge Of Selling MLS – from Forbes's Jenna Goudreau: Any one of my days is focused on how we create greater value around soccer in North America….

Naismith and Whittaker take 75% wage cut – from The Herald's Michael Grant: Remarkably Rangers are in their 25th day in administration and not a single player has been made redundant….

The Burnden Park Disaster:The Forgotten Tragedy – from Vital Bolton: Thirty three people died and more than four hundred were injured.

Sacking Villas-Boas made little sense despite results – from WSC's William Turvill: Of the many reasons for this, somewhere near the top is money.

Tweet This

@GrantWahl – Grant Wahl: Solid buzz for start of MLS 2012, but oddly less so for game matching LA & Salt Lake, perhaps 2 best teams. Not being televised nationally. 


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