Tuesday brings Cosmos fans one day closer to the NASL season, and even though it's quite cold throughout most of the northeast, there are quite a few games on today to help warm you up. West Brom host Chelsea in the English Premier League, while the second leg of the Copa Del Rey semifinal between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid will be played this afternoon as well.
Here are are a few of the non-Cosmos stories we've decided to highlight today:
Jacksonville is one of the three new teams scheduled to join the league in 2015, along with Oklahoma City and the Virginia Cavalry. They'll be the third NASL club from the state of Florida.
I've never been one to get overly fussed if clubs make a bit of money selling the naming rights to a stadium, but 15 years for anything MLS-related seems like an awfully dumb idea. One doesn't need to look any further than Arsenal about a decade ago for examples of why short term deals would be far more prudent in a league experiencing economic growth.
Miami probably isn't ready for MLS either, but that didn't stop Don Garber.
This would be a big move for Johnson, and would be great news for the USMNT.
La Liga's smaller clubs have been hurting financially for years, and freezing the television revenue of the league's elite until the smaller clubs catch up a bit would go a long way in terms of creating more watchable games. Real Madrid and Barcelona will always have a huge financial edge, but every little bit helps.
Video of the day
How's one of the best red cards of all time sound?
- Hofstra University to award Pele with an honorary degree
- Rowdies re-sign Yamada and Del Do, add Anthony Wallace
- Messing Around: Edmonton releases preseason schedule, Indy looking for more than eleven players
- Gio Savarese talks about the U.S. Open Cup
- Messing Around: Seattle draws with Portland, USWNT routs Russia