You know what’s coming. The window’s still open, the clubs are still wining and dining and the agents are still dealing. Transfer season wouldn’t be what it is without it. So without further ado, here is your Daily Kick Around!
Major League Soccer
New England Revolution Captain Shalrie Joseph was probably as stunned as the rest of us when the Revs announced earlier this week they would trade the long time Revs man to Chivas USA. A gut-wrenching tweet from Sharlie stated he thought he would retire as a Rev … I gotta tell you, Sharlie, I thought you would too.
Soccer By Ives reported this afternoon the Houston Dynamo would bring back central midfield Ricardo Clark. Clark – who was among Bob Bradley’s USMNT squad – has been abroad in Europe without too much luck.
English Premier League
Welp, it looks like Robin Van Persie is heading for Italia … maybe. We might have all thought Arsenal was continuing to drag out the process of letting their star striker go, but a FIFA agent is claiming the deal with Juventus is done. It’s rather bizarre, considering last week all the reports claimed Juventus dropped off the radar and another English team would get the Dutchman. It seems as if the mystery has yet to be solved!
Liverpool fans can breathe a sigh of relief tonight thanks to Stewart Downing as the Reds defeated Gomel in their third round qualifying match today. Downing scored the lone goal of the match.