Just arrived in Salt Lake City -- well, Sandy, actually -- to catch up on a couple of news items.
First, MLS has awarded the 2010 All-Star game to Houston at either Robertson Stadium (home of the Dynamo) or Reliant Stadium (home of the MLS Texans and Gold Cup games, etc.) The game will take place after the World Cup, but neither date nor opponent were announced.
I was half thinking Seattle would get the next available All-Star game, so I guess I'm half surprised.
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Sounders keeper Kasey Keller maintained a prior commitment and fulfilled a personal dream by flying with the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels. The Seattle Sounders FC goalkeeper flew in a two person jet with one of the U.S. Navy's top trained pilots, who performed tricks as part of the 60th annual Seafair, a Seattle summer festival. Keller arrived in Salt Lake City on Monday night and will participate in All-Star training on Tuesday at Rio Tinto Stadium.
I'll file after training.