Rescinded Red

Oh the media monkeys and their junket junkies will invite you to their plastic pantomime. Throw their invites away.

De Rosario Returns to Canada

20070606_derosario_rainwwwCanadian midfielder Dwayne De Rosario will return to his home country next season.  The Houston Dynamo traded the 30-year-old to Toronto for defender Julius James and allocation money.  De Rosario will not take a DP slot, but will likely sign for the non-DP maximum of $400,000.

De Rosario won four MLS Cups in eight MLS seasons with the Dynamo/Earthquakes, being named the MVP three times.  He is also a three-time all-star.

The move seems to be beneficial.  Toronto gets a marquee star and homegrown icon.  The Dynamo receive cap space and a strong prospect.

To the headline writer at the four-letter: What exactly are we supposed to “Blame Canada” for?  The South Park reference doesn’t fit.

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Ortega and Palermo to MLS?

Two more Argentines may be trekking to the United States, according to MLS Rumors.

Longtime River Plate attacking midfielder Ariel “The Little Donkey” Ortega reportedly has been negotiating with FC Dallas.  The 34-year-old scored 19 goals in 97 appearances for Argentina, appearing in the 1994, 1998 and 2002 World Cups.  In his pomp, Ortega was considered one of the world’s elite dribblers.  He also played in Europe for Valencia, Sampdoria, Parma and Fenerbahçe.

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Striker Martin Palermo has been linked with the Houston Dynamo.  Palermo, 35, excited the soccer world in the late 90s. scoring 81 goals in 102 appearances for Boca Juniors, though two leg injuries marred his time in Spain with Villarreal and Real Betis.  His return to Boca revitalized his career, with 75 goals in 127 appearances since 2004.  Palermo also played briefly, though notably, for Argentina, as he became the only player ever to miss three penalties in the same match against Columbia in 1999.

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Both players had careers in Argentina as good, if not better than reigning MLS MVP Schelotto.  Both could affect the league similarly.

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Headlines: Usmanov in Love

Usmanov is “in love” with Arsenal, won’t sell shares (Soccernet)

Roque Santa Cruz does want to move to Manchester City (The Independent)

Leo Messi will be rested during International friendlies (BBC Sport)

All owners should be like Oliver Luck (MLS Rumors)

No homecoming for Torres, UEFA hit Atletico with three-match stadium ban (Football 365)

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Louis Crayton Faces Racial Abuse From Houston Dynamo Fan

D.C. United goalkeeper Louis Crayton was restrained from attacking a Houston Dynamo fan, who baited him with a racial slur.  

“I am saying hi to the fans and he walked up to me and told me ‘Hey you’re a monkey, go back to the jungle,” Crayton said.  “I told him, ‘Hey you can’t say that to me.  I am not a monkey, I am a human being like you.”

Crayton, a black native of Liberia, jumped over a barrier to confront the man before being held back by security.

The fan is banned indefinitely from Robertson Stadium.

I’m confident the mainstream media will devote as much attention to domestic soccer racism as they do to European.

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