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ASN Morning Read: Good News from the Med Tent

A national team defender appears to be on the mend and nearly back to full training; but boy, there are a lot of injured Americans; luckily, Costa Rica's left back is muy terible.
BY Noah Davis Posted
March 11, 2013
8:23 AM
  • The list of players who will be returning to training on Tuesday or Wednesday now includes Fabian Johnson. As far as we know, he's the only person on that list, but still, it's great news for United States national team manager Jurgen Klinsmann who has to put together a lineup in 11 days.

  • Speaking of injuries, Soccer America has a painfully long list of the ailing members of Team Stars and Stripes. It includes a wide swath of the starting XI. Good times. (Though Johnson's return to health would shore up some of the issues.)

  • One player who won't see the field for some time is Jay DeMerit. Still, the center back has better things to do than retire: “But that’s not really in my personality. I don’t really think that way when my sensible head prevails normally…for me, it’s about getting back and playing again, and I’ll go off [when I eventually retire] on my own terms.” He's the best, that one.

  • Roy Miller, yes Costa Rican left back Roy Miller, had himself a shocker for the New York Red Bulls in San Jose. Let us count the ways:
  • According to a BBC report, more than two-thirds of clubs in the Football League—that's England's top three divisions—are worried about the finances of the league. You know what teams aren't worried about money? MLS. Just sayin'.

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