Monday, January 31, 2011
US-Egypt Cancelled, and Torres to Chelsea?
Apparently, as opposed to what I first thought, the option of switching the game to being played in the US was not an option that was explored to deeply. US Soccer president, Sunil Gulati, said about the game being cancelled, "We were excited about the opportunity to play against Egypt, but due to the current situation all parties agreed it was best to cancel the match. We appreciate the efforts of the Egyptian Football Association and the U.S. State Department as we worked through this situation." I'm definitely fine with not risking anything when the best US players would be showing up at this unstable environment.
Second bit of news, Fernando Torres signed with Chelsea today, after they payed Liverpool £50 million. This is an interesting move for Chelsea, considering they already have world class striker Didier Drogba. The current Chelsea formation is a 4-3-3 with Drogba up front, with Malouda and Anelka on the wings. I could easily see them changing to a 4-4-2, so they can put both Drogba and Torres up front.