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Great Moments in US Soccer Hair #5: Marcelo Balboa

In this series, we look at some of the truly amazing heads of hair that have graced the field for the U.S. over the years…

Perhaps best known for almost scoring a goal at a World Cup, our latest honoree, Marcelo Balboa, brought more than a proclivity for bicycle kicks (which apparently virtually guarantee you an MLS Goal of the Year award…but that’s a discussion for another day) to the Nats when he was at his peak.

Read more…

USA to play Australia on June 5

from Soccer Insider

“A week before the Americans’ World Cup opener against England, the United States will play Australia on June 5 at a venue near Johannesburg. Negotiations were completed in recent days. Live TV coverage in both countries is expected.”

…and there’s the third pre-cup friendly I was hoping for.

New Charlie Davies interview on Sochaux website

FCSochaux.fr have posted a new interview with Charlie Davies. Sounds like he’s continuing to progress very quickly.

“I made the progression I expected and I had hoped for by coming here. Everything is coming along.”

“I definitely feel that I’m able to get back towards the end of April. I feel really confident that I’ll be back to myself as far as physical able to run, cut, shoot and do everything that I could before. Right now it’s just continuing day by day.”

Read the interview at fcsochaux.fr.

Great Moments in US Soccer Hair #4: Brad Friedel

In this series, we look at some of the truly amazing heads of hair that have graced the field for the U.S. over the years…

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Jermaine Jones sets World Cup goal

Soccer By Ives is reporting that Jermaine Jones has set a goal of playing in the World Cup with the United States. Jones is still experiencing pain in his leg, but believes he can return in time for the cup. “The World Cup is my goal. I want to jump on this train.”

Read more at Soccer By Ives and Frankfurter Rundschau.

Sebastian Lletget making progress at West Ham

Soccernet has a good article about 17-year-old American Sebastian Lletget, who currently plies his trade at West Ham. Sounds like he’s doing well and could make his debut this year.

According to scout Mike Leigh, West Ham super scout Jimmy Hampson once told him that Lletget is the best 14-year-old to ever play for the famed club. Keep in mind, West Ham has developed, among others, Frank Lampard and Joe Cole.

Read the article here.

Chelsea interested in Donovan

Goal.com is reporting that Chelsea are looking to buy Landon Donovan this summer. The Blues will most likely lose Joe Cole to Manchester United on a free transfer during the off season, and are looking to replace him with the American midfielder.