United News & Notes
Before I head down to Richmond this afternoon for the CAA basketball tournament, I wanted to pass along a few items for y'all to chew on:
*Troy Perkins, who strained his right quadriceps in the second half of Thursday's match, will be reexamined when the team arrives in Florida on Saturday. The preliminary indication from the club is that it is not serious and he should be ready for the first leg of the Chivas series in two weeks at Estadio RFK.
*The team had the day off today and will fly to the Miami-Fort Lauderdale area early Saturday for the start of a week-long training camp. Everyone who is with them at the moment is expected to make the trip, and, as we reported here first earlier this week, Danish defender Jamil Fearrington will join the club for a trial. Brazilian forward Welton Silva is also scheduled to continue his trial. In case you were wondering about his past, I got a hold of his resume':
1998-99: FC Coritiba (Brazil)
2000-01: Guarani (Brazil)
2001: Le Havre (France)
2002: Hapoel Tel Aviv (Israel)
2003-05: MTK Budapest (Hungary)
2006: America do Rio Preto (Brazil)
2006: Al Hilal (Saudi Arabia)
*I am hearing, however, that the club is interested in yet ANOTHER Latin American forward and hopes to bring him into camp next week. No other details available.
*Off topic, the U.S. under-20 national team will find out Saturday its group and opponents for the Youth World Cup this summer in Canada. Also, CONCACAF plans to announce the groups and schedule for this summer's Gold Cup at various U.S. sites. Your participants are USA, Mexico, Canada, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Panama, Cuba, Haiti, T&T and Guadaloupe.
I'll keep you updated throughout the weekend if anything else develops.
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