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Simon Evans here in Miami with an update on the most interesting stories out there on the web today:
Here in the States – Real Salt Lake turned in a very impressive display last night in the CONCACAF Champions League quarter-final, beating MLS rivals Columbus Crew 4-1. RSL are usually attractive to watch and you can catch some free goal highlights here. RSL become the first team from MLS to reach the last four in the CCL and they will play the winner of Thursday’s game between Costa Rica’s Saprissa and Olimpia of Honduras.
The New York Cosmos have headed out for a tour of Asia. Or as ‘Unprofessional Foul’ puts it: Non-Existent Soccer Team Tours Asia. Say what you like about the new New York Cosmos but their PR and marketing people are certainly putting in the hours.
In the Telegraph, Paul Kelso says that the British government wants to see concessions from the Premier League to help strengthen the performance of the national side. Politicians love to get involved in these sort of issues and in England you can’t lose by suggesting more needs to be done to help the national team but what actually can be done? And is it the job of government to get involved in these issues?