Upside: Deserved to win

Their Words

“We had three or four games like QPR, West Ham, Chelsea where we deserved to win and missed chances to score but sometimes it’s enough to win 1-0 like tonight and to fight for every ball.” Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini

The Radar

  1. Champions League giants.
  2. MLS in CONCACAF’s version.
  3. MLS expansion… again.
  4. Edgar Castillo’s injury.
  5. Tijuana in Copa Libertadores.

Ten Stories

MLS must gain hold of regional supremacy before fulfilling Garber’s vision – from’s Avi Creditor: The road won’t be easy for any of the MLS clubs.

MLS powers quickly turn attention to CCL play this week – from The Sporting News’s Brian Straus: It’s been well over a decade since LA claimed the 2000 continental title….

DeMerit loss a big blow to Caps – from The Province’s Marc Weber: DeMerit is likely gone for at least six months, perhaps for the season.

MLS Teams Quaking In The Wake Of The Departed? – from The Shin Guardian: Interesting, but a little overwhelming.

Major League Soccer issues statement on Miami expansion reports: No formal discussions – from “but we do believe we will have an MLS team in the Southeast at some point.”

StubHub to replace Home Depot as sponsor of Carson sports venue – from The LA Times’ Roger Vincent: “and now we are really excited about moving on and rebranding the facility going forward.”

RSL set with poise for long season – from The Standard-Examiner’s Justin Johnson: Salt Lake’s second half response was encouraging, especially as it drew so many players into the passing game.

Glee and sympathy in North London – from ESPN FC’s David Hirshey: “We can read the league table, can you?” taunted Drunk.

West Ham relegation cost owners David Gold and David Sullivan £16 million each – from The Telegraph’s Paul Kelso: Meanwhile Gold has said he believes a move to the Olympic Stadium could be confirmed on March 16….

Now there’s 225 reasons why Totti is unique – from Eurosport’s James Horncastle: Totti won’t content himself with that of course.

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