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Friday Night Lights

*Insider loyalists were first to learn that Carlos de los Cobos, a Mexican who guided El Salvador's national team to the final round of World Cup qualifying, had emerged as the leading candidate to become Chicago's head coach. And now the Fire is preparing to introduce him as Denis Hamlett's replacement Monday at Toyota Park. You can watch the event live on the club's Internet machine beginning at noon ET.

*Chivas USA has loaned forward Eduardo Lillingston (eight goals in 25 league matches) to Mexican second-division club Tijuana for the next six months. He will be eligible to return to MLS after the transfer window opens July 15.

*Akron sophomore forward Teal Bunbury, who is expected to be among the top 10 picks in next Thursday's MLS draft, was presented the Hermann Trophy as the nation's top college player. The other finalists were Wake Forest junior midfielder Corben Bone and Harvard senior forward Andre Akpan, both of whom have also signed with the league. Stanford senior forward Kelley O'Hara won the women's award ahead of North Carolina senior midfielder Tobin Heath and UCLA senior Lauren Cheney. All are available in next Friday's WPS draft.

*The latest from the African Cup of Nations following the attack on the Togo team bus.

For a look at Pia Sundhage's roster for USA women's national team training camp prior to next month's Algarve Cup in Portugal.....

GOALKEEPERS: Nicole Barnhart (Gold Pride), Jillian Loyden (St. Louis Athletica), Alyssa Naeher (Penn State), Hope Solo (St. Louis Athletica).
DEFENDERS: Lori Chalupny (St. Louis Athletica), Stephanie Cox (Los Angeles Sol), Amy LePeilbet (Boston Breakers), Heather Mitts (Philadelphia Independence), Meghan Schnur (Sky Blue), Brittany Taylor (U-Conn.), Cat Whitehill (Washington Freedom).
MIDFIELDERS: Yael Averbuch (Sky Blue), Shannon Boxx (Los Angeles Sol), Tobin Heath (North Carolina), Lori Lindsey (Philadelphia Independence), Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue), Heather O'Reilly (Sky Blue), Megan Rapinoe (Chicago Red Stars).
FORWARDS: Lauren Cheney (UCLA), Ella Masar (Chicago Red Stars), Alex Morgan (California), Casey Nogueira (UNC), Kelley O'Hara (Stanford), Amy Rodriguez (Philadelphia Independence), Abby Wambach (Washington Freedom).

By Steve Goff  |  January 8, 2010; 9:37 PM ET
Categories:  Africa , College Soccer , MLS , Women  
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Comments

word on the curb is the us mexico friendly may be off because of a broadcasting dispute between univision and telemundo. that would be garbage.

Posted by: pwcpat | January 8, 2010 10:13 PM | Report abuse

Good day for El Salvador...

1. Former Boss gets a job elsewhere (Most of us hated to see him go, but we just couldn't match fianacially what he wanted)

2. He will very likely bring a couple of national team players to the team (Like Julio Martinez/Miguel Montes)

3. Because of USA and Mexico's broadcast dispute, Mexico will now face El Salvador on Feb 24 in the Rose Bowl according to OEM.Com.Mx.

Posted by: ESFan21 | January 9, 2010 2:18 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: JkR- | January 9, 2010 7:25 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: spikeman | January 9, 2010 10:02 AM | Report abuse

The feed went down. Then when it came back the score was 1-0 Everton. I heard the commenter say Donovan had the assist!

Posted by: spikeman | January 9, 2010 10:16 AM | Report abuse

Donovan with a very nice inswinging corner right on the coconut of a charging Leo Osman for a lovely set piece goal!

Posted by: JkR- | January 9, 2010 10:19 AM | Report abuse

Gallas just pulled something in his back when he was running to the ball.

Posted by: spikeman | January 9, 2010 10:27 AM | Report abuse

Bad heading clearence from Donovan leads to an Arsenal goal. But I don't know if he could've gotten any more power on it.

Posted by: spikeman | January 9, 2010 10:33 AM | Report abuse

feeds galore at
www.rojadirecta.com
in case the ATDHE goes down again BTW.

Posted by: DadRyan | January 9, 2010 10:34 AM | Report abuse

Thanks DadRyan, right after you posted that it went down again.

Posted by: spikeman | January 9, 2010 10:39 AM | Report abuse

That last post looks like it is sarcastic but its not.

Posted by: spikeman | January 9, 2010 10:41 AM | Report abuse

Togo out of ANC. 4 in team party murdered. Asking other nations to boycott. http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2010/jan/09/togo-withdraw-africa-cup-of-nations-attack

Thx,

Jay!

Posted by: jayrockers | January 9, 2010 10:47 AM | Report abuse

77 days until United's first match!

Posted by: Curious99 | January 9, 2010 10:57 AM | Report abuse

The sopcast feed at 69850 is fantastic.

People were worried about this kind of attack for the U17 WC, too...

Posted by: Reignking | January 9, 2010 10:58 AM | Report abuse

I'm reading an Everton forum match thread thing and all the Everton fans are saying "sign donovan permanently"

http://www.grandoldteam.com/forum/everton-forum/25041-arsenal-v-everton-saturday-9th-january-15-00-a-33.html

Posted by: spikeman | January 9, 2010 11:19 AM | Report abuse

Well, his presence has me watching that's for sure.

Posted by: DadRyan | January 9, 2010 11:28 AM | Report abuse

Donovan's off...he looked pretty gassed the last couple of minutes, but it looked like a good start!

Posted by: davemcl | January 9, 2010 11:31 AM | Report abuse

Great debut from DonoMan...

Posted by: Reignking | January 9, 2010 11:32 AM | Report abuse

Snow in London. 60 degrees in LA. Stay in MLS ;)

Posted by: Reignking | January 9, 2010 11:35 AM | Report abuse

Moyes needs to put Vaughan on. Got my wish :)

Posted by: spikeman | January 9, 2010 11:36 AM | Report abuse

I thought it was Mandon?

Posted by: DadRyan | January 9, 2010 11:38 AM | Report abuse

I thought it was Mandon?

Posted by: DadRyan

I made it up. Just this morning. I've also made up and trademarked Hull's Bull. That hasn't gone far.

Posted by: Reignking | January 9, 2010 11:40 AM | Report abuse

PIENAAR!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: spikeman | January 9, 2010 11:42 AM | Report abuse

LOL RK...
I must admit that the atmosphere in this match has been excellent. I thought Donovan did pretty well for a guy who has probably just been chillin' by the pool for the last month.

Posted by: DadRyan | January 9, 2010 11:47 AM | Report abuse

!@#$%^&

Posted by: spikeman | January 9, 2010 11:54 AM | Report abuse

Oh no. Arsenal injury time goal off of a deflection.

Posted by: Reignking | January 9, 2010 11:55 AM | Report abuse

Is there a USMNT nickname clearinghouse that I need to apply to? :)

Donovan is more than chillin right now...freezing is more like it.

Posted by: Reignking | January 9, 2010 12:00 PM | Report abuse

That was frusterating.

Posted by: spikeman | January 9, 2010 12:01 PM | Report abuse

I really don't have any attachment to either team. Or any team in the Premier League for that matter. From a semi-neutral standpoint that was a fun game to watch. Gotta love the snow.
Have a nice afternoon folks.

Posted by: DadRyan | January 9, 2010 12:03 PM | Report abuse

Any idea whether the player's union is going to shut down MLS with a strike?

Posted by: VirginiaFan | January 9, 2010 3:26 PM | Report abuse

Any idea whether the player's union is going to shut down MLS with a strike?

Posted by: VirginiaFan | January 9, 2010 3:26 PM

******************************

They're just waiting to be goaded into it by rightwing nuts on the internet.

I live in the Blue County of Arlington where we don't much tolerate those crazies from outside the Beltway. Tie 'em up to a chainlink fence and stuff their mouths up w tofu and quiche, I says...

Posted by: Joel_M_Lane | January 9, 2010 4:17 PM | Report abuse

In other WPS news, Old Pride is moving from Santa Clara to Hayward. It doesn't sound as if the 'Quakes will have them as a secondary tenant in their new SSS, assuming it ever gets built:

http://www.tricityvoice.com/articlefiledisplay.php?issue=2009-12-23&file=story2.txt

Posted by: universityandpark | January 9, 2010 6:44 PM | Report abuse

O'Hara with the Hermann and a national team call-up. That's a pretty good week.

Posted by: OWNTF | January 10, 2010 7:36 PM | Report abuse

Why did we let Lori Lindsey go? That doesn't seem very smart.

Posted by: OWNTF | January 10, 2010 7:38 PM | Report abuse

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