It appears that PPL Park, home of the Union and the Philadelphia Frankenstein, will be hosting the 2012 MLS All-Star Game. (Photo by Chris Gardner/Getty Images)
A couple of big stories yesterday. The first being that Sporting Kansas City officially began training camp yesterday at the Chiefs indoor practice facility. Sporting's official site, as well as The Full 90 have some good videos of the teams first day of full training, and be sure to check out Sporting's Facebook page for a photo album of yesterday's happenings.
Speaking of The Full 90, they have a nice piece about Matt Besler and his continued growth as a leader for Sporting. A team captain for the 2012 season hasn't been named, but I tend to think that Peter Vermes will give either Besler or Jimmy Nielsen the captain's armband.
The other big news yesterday was regarding the 2012 MLS All-Star Game, and how it appears now that it will be held at PPL Park, home of the Philadelphia Union. An announcement by MLS Commissioner Don Garber is supposed to take place tomorrow morning in Philly to confirm the speculation. LIVESTRONG Sporting Park was also in consideration for this year's All-Star Game. I'd imagine LSP will be hosting it either next season or in 2014.
Over at MLSsoccer.com, Simon Borg ranks the top 10 USMNT stoppage-time goals since 2000. I don't always agree with Borg's opinions on a number of topics, but I do think his #1 selection was dead on.
The Ruud Sports blog has a very interesting piece regarding the lack of media coverage given to collegiate soccer prospects, including a player named Luke Holmes, who scored 70 goals over the course of three seasons playing at Notre Dame College before joining Akron for his senior season. Holmes was over looked in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft essentially because once he joined Akron, he played a vastly different role than during his time at NDC. A role where he spent most of his time feeding #2 overall pick, Darren Mattocks, the ball. Less goals apparently equals less hype, and Holmes fell off the draft radar all together. The guy wasn't even selected in the supplemental draft.
Finally, Goal.com caught up with Bob Bradley, former coach of the USMNT. Bradley now coaches the Egyptian national team, where he's attempting to coach the squad into the World Cup.
The articles gives some nice insight on Bradley's life living in Egypt. Definitely worth a read.