Monday Kicks: More Galaxy-Ronaldinho rumors (& more)

*Steven Goff of the Soccer Insider blog hit the Ronaldinho-Galaxy rumor mill again. It has been several weeks without one so it was about time for an agent somewhere to drop a hint and keep the pot simmering.

All I’ve got to say – shit or get off the pot, Ronaldinho. Frankly, I’d rather pick up Juan Pablo Angel in the Re-Entry Draft anyway.

*While rumor-mongering, let us not forget that former Galaxy striker Herculez Gomez is keeping his MLS options open.

*U.S. Women’s National Team head coach Pia Sundhage was named a finalist for the FIFA Women’s World Coach of the Year for Women’s Soccer, joining German Under-20 Women’s National Team head coach Maren Meinert and (the likely eventual winner) full German Women’s National Team head coach Silvia Neid. It’s the first time the award will be given to both men’s and women’s soccer coaches. The winners will be announced in January.

*Now this should be an interesting camp.

The U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team convenes at Home Depot Center Sunday for a one week camp.

The 23-player roster includes Palos Verdes Estates’ Christen Press of Stanford, which was shut out by Notre Dame for the national championship Sunday; her opposite striking number Melissa Henderson (who had a much better game for the Irish); and her former free-scoring striking partner Kelley O’Hara, last year’s top scorer for Stanford and winner of the Hermann Trophy as college soccer’s best player and who won the WPS championship with the Gold Pride last season before the club went belly up.

Also at the camp: Kylie Wright (UCLA; Rancho Santa Margarita).

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