MLS Cup pregame news & notes
*MLS Commissioner Don Garber will announce additional details about the 2011 scheduling and playoff formats this evening. On Saturday, he said that, for next season, the league plans to do some tweaking but won't make major changes.
*A reminder that the MLS Cup will not kick off until about 8:55 p.m. ET (ESPN, Galavision).
*Freddy Adu, who has bounced from club to club since turning pro at age 14, is in Denmark training with Randers for a possible winter move after being phased out at Greek club Aris. He remains under contract with Benfica in Portugal.
*Ronaldinho remains quite interested in MLS, and talks are expected to heat up in the coming weeks about AEG, the parent company of the Los Angeles Galaxy, signing him to a major deal, the Insider has learned from U.S. and European contacts.
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*With the college season winding down and the draft less than two months away, MLS is focusing on Generation Adidas signings (non-seniors). Among the candidates are Maryland's Casey Townsend, Matt Kassel and Ethan White. Kassel came through the Red Bulls' academy and could become a homegrown signing, if the club is interested. White rose through the D.C. United program. Connecticut's Tony Cascio (Real Salt Lake) and Penn State's Corey Hertzog (Philadelphia) also rate well. Hertzog had three goals today in a 4-1 victory over Old Dominion. If those clubs decline to use a homegrown signing and they commit to MLS, they would be available in the draft. The league is interested in several others, with and without MLS academy affiliations.
*One senior of note is Ohio State's Konrad Warzycha, son of Columbus Crew Coach Robert Warzycha. Konrad scored his eighth goal today in the Buckeyes' 2-1 NCAA tournament victory over Providence.
| November 21, 2010; 6:15 PM ET
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