[UPDATES at bottom]
Very quiet at the moment......
DCU/MLS still working out the Fred situation, but the club expects him to be available for the Chivas match next Tuesday.
On the college front, Howard University is still without a head coach after Keith Tucker's dismissal this winter. Ex-Bison star Shaka Hislop's name keeps coming up as a top candidate, with the latest rumor being that the school might have an interim/assistant coach run things until Shaka decides to retire (perhaps after this season?). I've also heard that Mike Williams, a teammate of Shaka's on the 1988 Final Four team and now a title-winning coach at Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda, appears to be a candidate.
Also locally, Georgetown has decided to not participate in the D.C. College Cup this fall and has been replaced by George Mason -- an upgrade in quality considering the Hoyas' recent struggles and the Patriots' return to the NCAA tournament last year. Still, it's no longer a true city-school event with Fairfax-based GMU joining American, Howard and George Washington. This year's tournament, Aug. 31 and Sept. 2 at AU, will have Mason-Howard and AU-GW facing each other in the first round and AU-Mason and HU-GW on the second day.
[UPDATE] Just spoke with former Bison Mike Williams. He didn't want to discuss the Howard situation in depth, but did say: "While I would love to be back at my alma mater, we [former players, alumni, etc.] all agree that the best person for the job is Shaka."
[UPDATE] Another name under consideration: Former U.S. national team defender Jimmy Banks, now coaching in Milwaukee.
[UPDATE] Howard spokesman Ed Hill tells me that the interview process is underway and they hope to wrap up the search soon.
[UPDATE] I have heard that Hislop did, in fact, interview for the job. Not sure if he came to D.C. or it was done over the phone. One source told me that Hislop was here in Washington for the interview, but not sure when it occurred.
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