Morning Read: Two Yanks Enter, One Yank Leaves

A pair of United States national teamers duked it out in Europe, with one man getting an assist and another getting a CL future; what to do about MLS; a Klinsmann report card.
BY Noah Davis Posted
December 05, 2012
3:46 AM
  • Sacha Kljestan and Oguchi Onyewu battled in the Champions League with Anderlecht and Malaga managing a 2-2 draw. The result sent the Belgian squad home with the surprising Spanish side taking the top of Group C. Kljestan had the game-tying assist because of course he did. ESPN's Doug McIntyre grabs an image of the pair exchanging jerseys after the match. Elsewhere, Jermaine Jones and Schalke won Group B with a 1-1 draw against Montpellier.

  • Today in the Champions League, Michael Parkhurst and Nordsj√¶lland take on Chelsea. Parkhurst's club cannot advance out of the group stage. Next year, we'll get Americans who make it to the round of 16.

  • Leander Schaerlaeckens makes a compelling case that the future of Major League Soccer lies in young stars, not aging ones like Mr. Beckham. If he's right (hint: he is), then that will bode well for the development of the United States national team, right? Unless, of course, those young players come from abroad.

  • Sean McElroy at The Yanks Are Coming takes a long(!) look at the so-far tenure of Jurgen Klinsmann, deciding that the man is doing mostly better than okay. I'm not sure I agree with all of it, but there's a lot to digest if you have 10 minutes or so to check out at work. I will not, however, understand Klinsmann's obsession with Jermaine Jones.

  • Because we are all Xolos, all the time, here's a video of the fans celebrating the team's Liga MX championship over the weekend.

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