Monday After

us-soccerThe final preseason Monday After of the off season.  We will have some great stuff this week as we get ready for the start of the 2014 campaign.  On Tuesday will present an interview with Lizz Summers from the New England Revolution about what life is like in the public relations and communications departments of a Major League Soccer team.  We will also cover the unveiling of the new uniforms and have some business preview items for 2014.

Looking back at the weekend, the final preseason games were played around the country, with games from the Desert Diamond Cup, Rose City Invitational, Carolina Challenge Cup and Disney Pro Soccer Classic.  The games were streamed live and generated a significant amount of Twitter traffic.  With the regular season just a week away, the games represented the last chance for teams to prepare for the coming campaign.  The live streams continue to impress and provide fans hungry for MLS action a great way to follow their teams before the television schedules start next week.  There were some great preseason stories, including sellouts for the San Antonio Scorpions.  There were crowds of almost 14k at Providence Park for the Timbers up in Portland.

Finally, the US is scheduled to play the Ukraine in an international friendly on Wednesday.  The game, scheduled for Wednesday has been moved to Cyprus.  Given the situation in both Kieve and Crimea, this seems like the prudent decision.  while Cyprus has had its own problems in the last few days, it seems like the safer option for the upcoming soccer game.

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