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Messing Around: Indy Eleven lose preseason opener, MLS and David Beckham move to Miami

Non-Cosmos related news and links for February 6, 2014

Aaron Davidson

Hopefully you've already found your morning coffee, and you're ready for some news from the rest of the NASL as well as the rest of the world of sports. Here's what I've got for you today:

FC Edmonton signs academy player

Marko Aleksic signed a professional deal with the Canadian club after coming through the FC Edmonton academy

Whitecaps FC defeat Indy Eleven

The MLS side managed a 3-2 victory in their preseason opener, a game in which Cosmos' signing Andre Lewis started and played the first 45 minutes for Vancouver.

RSL General Manager talks about the talent in the NASL

I don't think anyone would disagree with the idea that MLS has far more talent than the NASL, but I found the idea that "only one or two" players in the entire league being of MLS quality to be utterly laughable. If this is what you're hearing from your scouts, you need to find better scouts.

Strikers welcome David Beckham's club to Florida

I have my doubts about how well a Miami-based MLS side will draw, but the club has already vastly increased the talk about the two NASL sides already playing in the state.

Get to know some US medal hopefuls at Sochi

The Winter Olympics kick off today, and will likely dominate the US sports landscape for most of the next two weeks.

Video of the day

How about the leading contender for OG of the year