Friday Morning Links

PORTLAND, OR - JULY 24: Actor Tom Hanks crashed the Aston Villa Portland Timbers at Jeld-Wen Field. Chivas USA will play in Portland tomorrow. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Goat Notes

Chivas' Jazic called up for international friendly
Ante Jazic has been called up to the Canadian National Team for an international friendly match against Trinidad and Tobago on August 15th. The Wednesday game will be between a "home" match against the Galaxy and a second trip to Colorado.

Ben Zemanski Interview
Ben Zemanski talks to Timbers announcer John Strong in the 23rd minute of Strong's weekly radio show Talk Timbers.

Kennedy, Pontius finally teaming up on MLS All-Star team
The two UC Santa Barbara alumni are both from Yorba Linda, Calif. are not only first time all-stars together, but their parents live some four blocks away from one another.

Season-End Table Projection Update
Stumptown Footy put two competing models of how the year will end citing 45 points as the threshold to made the playoffs. How do you think Chivas fared?

More news after the jump!

MLS News

Peter Nowak sues Philadelphia Union
What was once a great success story has become a tragic Greek opera. Any possibility of this ending peacefully has been foregone. Upon firing Nowak, the Union "alleged that Nowak created a hostile work environment, berating and intimidating other employees, and risked his players' safety by making them play while injured". Beyond that Nowak is accused of hazing, bullying and initiating physical confrontations with players and officials. What's amazing to me is Nowak is suing for breach of contract and not defamation. Nowak knows if this goes to trial all that stuff is going to be brought up. This might be the end of the line for the Polish international.

Cahill Officially Joins the Red Bulls - NYTimes.com
Tim Cahill is the latest veteran to join MLS in a DP capacity. A stalwart at Everton, it's going to be interesting to see how much the Australian midfielder has left in the tank.

Geoff Cameron and Stoke City Agree to Personal Terms; Work Permit Pending - Dynamo Theory
Going the other way, Geoff Cameron has completed his transfer to Stoke City of the English

Premier League pending work papers and a physical.

Collin injury, DeMerit performance create tangible impact for MLS All-Star Game
In the aftermath of the MLS All-Star game Sporting Kansas City defender Aurélien Collin will be out 2-3 weeks. Meanwhile Vancouver has a huge match tonight but might be hesitant to play Jay DeMerit after the defender played a rugged full 90 minutes on Wednesday.

Miscellaneous

Fox Soccer to Honour SPL Deal - Prost Amerika


With Glasgow Rangers being relegated with the minimum of three years before they can again be part of the Scottish Premiership, speculation has been rife that Fox Soccer would continue to broadcast the league. With the revenue streams TV provides, such a turn of events could be catastrophic not just in perception but financially as well.

Twitter suffers second outage in five weeks
Oh Twitter. You make us so dependent on you then you have an outage forcing us all go and actually talk to other people.

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