Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Today's Update

SuperLiga bonus dispute still causing trouble -> Boston Herald/Kyle McCarthy
Here and thereFormer Revs striker Pat Noonan is expected to be traded to Columbus after re-signing with the league from Norwegian club Aalesunds FK, sources close to the deal said.The Crew are expected to send allocation money, a first-round draft pick and the rights to swap allocation slots to the Revs for the veteran striker. . . .

***We are pretty sure that RSL was interested in Noonan. Yesterday Bill Manning mentioned on Kall 700 that there was a major deal that went down that we had tried to participate in but failed***

Give & Go: RSL Head Coach Jason Kreis -> Davis

Is it important for you to make a second acquisition to keep up with the other teams that are making moves, or is that a luxury? Kreis: I mean, we are looking to add another player. We want players that aren’t only good on the field, but they are good men off the field. So we won’t add a player just to add one. It has to be a right fit for us both on the field and off.

Are you fairly optimistic that that can happen during this window? Kreis: I think so. I think we’ve got a couple of very good options that we are milling over right now. And hopefully one of those will come to fruition.

Real Salt Lake to host 2 games in its stadium this fall -> Deseret News/Dan Rasmussen

According to RSL president Bill Manning, it had been "touch-and-go" for some time over whether the stadium would be far enough along to be used this October, and he credited Layton-Turner Construction and owner Dave Checketts for helping to make it possible