SBI Tuesday Rewind: Donovan gets farewell; Gonzalez leaves MLS; Jones lands in New England; and more

Landon Donovan

As it turns out, Landon Donovan will get a final match with the U.S. Men’s National team. After Donovan was unceremoniously cut from the World Cup squad this summer, it looked like Donovan would never wear the red, white and blue again. But U.S. Soccer announced Tuesday he will get a farewell match, even if it’s not a full-blown testimonial.

Meanwhile, likely due to a strong World Cup showing, Giancarlo Gonzalez is a member of the Columbus Crew no more. The Costa Rican defender was transferred to Serie A side Palermo on Tuesday. He leaves the Crew after just six months on a three-year deal with the Italian club.

And Jermaine Jones made his debut at training for the New England Revolution on Tuesday and SBI’s Carl Setterlund was on hand to hear from the USMNT midfielder. Although it was widely reported Jones preferred landing with the Chicago Fire, he told reporters the Revs’ strong interest in signing Jones convinced the German-American to be open to joining.

Here is a rundown of all the stories featured on SBI Tuesday:

U.S. MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM
Ecuador friendly to be Landon Donovan’s USMNT swan song

1860 Munich announce Wood included in USMNT’s roster for friendly vs. Czech Republic

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
Jones eager to start new career chapter with Revolution

Orlando City secure new training facility after unanimous vote

Source: Red Bulls strike deal to keep Miller during most of Copa Centroamericana

Sources: Rapids’ Mwanga training with Cosmos ahead of potential loan move

Red Bulls cruise past FAS for first CCL victory

Red Bulls open CCL campaign against desperate CD FAS

SBI MLS Best XI: Week 25

INTERNATIONAL SOCCER
Tuesday Kickoff: Giroud could miss 3 months; Benatia set for Bayern move; and more

Lampard calls it a career with England ahead of Euro qualifiers

Palermo officially sign Gonzalez to three-year deal

Tuesday Evening Ticker: Manchester United crashes out of League Cup; Celtic unexpectedly out of UCL group; and more

European Transfer Rewind: Di Maria sale to Man Utd complete; Everton land Eto’o; and more

Soccer Tuesday: Your Running Commentary

 

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10 Responses to SBI Tuesday Rewind: Donovan gets farewell; Gonzalez leaves MLS; Jones lands in New England; and more

  1. JakeTheSnake says:

    That headline got me…

    I was like wwwhhhaaattt…..Omar Gonzalez is leaving LA?

  2. JB says:

    a coin flip. lmao. So mickey mouse.

    • Hopper says:

      The so-called “single entity” structure of the league creates a more than confusing situation when it comes to the selling and signing of players.

      MLS is probably on better financial footing than Serie A, but would you call Serie A “Mickey Mouse?”

      • Broadsthooligans says:

        Sure MLS is on solid financial footing, but if were on the same financial footing as Serie A, shouldn’t it be time to strip away some of the messy rules that supported us on our way here. We can outgrow single entity. I’d say that in a league where Dempsey, Bradley, Jones and Edu all came back through different rulesets that had to be explained each time, we have a problem.

        • Steven C says:

          They can’t just strip away the rules overnight. The current CBA ends at the end of the season (I think). That is when the rules will change. I doubt they’ll do away with all of the funky things, but over time it will become more and more open.

        • away goals says:

          Counterpoint: dempsey, bradley, jones and edu all came back.

          Jones didn’t come “back,” technically, but he’s here all the same.

        • Ali Dia says:

          Respectful of this apparently very commonly shared opnion… but becoming quite confused as well.

          I’m not kidding when I say there are decision makers for Serie A would spit out their chianti if they heard you suggest that we should be emulating them (or any of their peers amongst the top European Leagues) — they would kill to have our system, but it’s impossible to implement at this point for them. They get to demo the FIFA version… Financial Fair Play, which has all the credibility of a diet program conceived by the Cookie Monster, not that the patient can be saved in the long-run, anyway.

          Single entity is a gift. A magic bullet that they can never have. Be thankful for it. Can’t catch up to Europe by matching their pace… .gotta find ways to be faster, guys

    • Quit Whining About Soccer in the US says:

      JB,

      If a coin flip keeps people that call the league Mickey Mouse away I am all for it.
      Your post tells me, I guess not, but I do pray someday it will happen.

  3. beachbum says:

    ben camping for the last few days, no internet

    this LD callup by Jurgen does not inspire me at all. Hope LD says NO…what about Boca? Dolo? this is for Jurgen, not LD imo