Upside: I want to see wins

Their Words

“Sometimes fans or people from the outside, they want to see beautiful soccer. I don’t care about beautiful soccer, I want to see wins. It doesn’t matter how ugly it is.” Toronto goalkeepr Stefan Frei.  

The Radar

  1. Transfer window closes.
  2. Shea deal gets done.
  3. Klinsmann’s roster for Honduras.
  4. Everton – Villa.
  5. MLS camps.

Ten Stories

The USMNT is in better shape than you think – from’s Jonathan Wilson: Benny Feilhaber showed signs of being the creative force he was in 2010.

CSA cuts ties with Canadian Soccer League – from CBC Sports’ Ben Rycroft: The CSL now has several options.

MLS to Queens? Stop by Harrison, NJ first – from Queens Chronicle’s Joseph Orovic: To put it succinctly, Queens is being told it needs MLS.

After new broadcast deal, ESPN is now El Tri TV – from’s Seth Vertelney: The timing was indeed crucial.

David Beckham needs to beware the motives of Qatar moneymen behind his move to Paris St-Germain – from The Telegraph’s Henry Winter: chasing the Champions League dream. Who would not?

Henderson, like Walcott, could have benefited from slower path – from ESPN FC’s Michael Cox: It fuels expectations of an immediate impact, when consistency is still years away.

Pompey: The £800,000 question – from Two Hundred Percent’s SJ Maskell: Actually that hasn’t stopped some.

Brave new world: Asia looks to move on from the Bin Hammam era – from World Soccer’s Keir Radnedge: That is now Qatar’s problem alone.

Nigeria, Ivory Coast set to do battle – from Fox Sports’ Jonathan Wilson: “Taking on Ivory Coast is a different ball game,” Keshi said.

First a brother – from Jeff Bradley: Still, so much changed for my brother on that day.

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