The bells must ring...for Juninho
Juninho will be out for Saturday's match between the Los Angeles Galaxy and Toronto FC due to a wedding he plans to attend in Brazil.
“He’s been pretty much a rock on the team,” forward Mike Magee told LAGalaxy.com's Larry Morgan. “He’s done an amazing job. He’s logged a lot of minutes, but I think it’s going to be good for him to get a break anyway.
“He’ll definitely be missed.”
“He’s got a special occasion going on back in Brazil,” said midfielder David Beckham. “We’ve said all the way through the season we’re going to have to go without players in certain games, and obviously there’s going to be players injured. It’s just another one of these games that we’ve got players that can come in and play the same sort of ways he plays.
“We just have to deal with what we’ve got. We’ve got a great squad of players, so we should be fine.”
In 15 starts, Juninho has recorded two goals and an assist with Los Angeles.
FIFA U-17 World Cup: Jack Mac called back
Homegrown player Jack McBean will return to the USA Under-17 National Team for the 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup.
The USA takes on the Czech Republic on June 19, Uzbekistan on June 22 and New Zealand on June 26.
“We obviously think he’s a kid who has potential and a good future,” Arena said of McBean. “He hasn’t been with us much; basically the whole spring he’s been with the U-17 program. He’s obviously made some progress since he made their final roster.
“We hope when he comes back he’s a kid we’re going to be able to move forward.”