Good morning all. Apologies for the late start to the morning but I was busy buying my Abel Xavier Halloween Costume (it’s tougher finding a platinum blonde curly afro wig than you would think).
I am at Red Bulls training this morning and will be offering some updates on the team. As you learned last night, Seth Stammler is out for the year after having meniscus surgery. He will be out two to four months with the injury.
Here is a rundown of some of the topics we will touch on today on SBI:
Bruce Arena gave his take on the Landon Donovan situation and stated clearly that the Galaxy plans for Donovan to stay with the team in MLS. That story is getting very interesting.
We spoke to Sacha Kljestan about Chivas USA’s upcoming series with Real Salt Lake.
If you noticed the finalists for MLS rookie of the year and newcomer of the year you might have noticed some very weak candidate lists. We’ll give our take on what was a truly disappointing year for new MLS players.
Juan Carlos Osorio admitted that he will be giving some new players chances in the Houston playoff series, and all but admitted that some players have run out of chances.
This weekend’s soccer on TV will be up this afternoon. Look for it around 2pm.
The MLS playoffs started last night but the SBI playoff predictions will be up later today. I can tell you Chicago fans will either be happy, or think we’re trying to jinx them.
That’s all for now. Feel free to discuss any of these topics in the comments section below and be sure to check back in throughout the day as we cover these topics.