Wednesday Kicks: Ball drive lacks bounce & more

As you can tell from the above graphic, the Torrance-based Daily Breeze is more than a few balls short ahead of the Friday deadline.

So c’mon all you local soccer clubs, donate a few soccer balls and challenge your peers to match your contribution.

In other soccer news today:

*It appears the Galaxy reportedly have an English rival for the signature of Brazilian Ronaldinho.

*The Galaxy announced Tuesday that Assistant Coach Trevor James is leaving to join the expansion Portland Timbers in a similar capacity. From the Galaxy press release:

The longest tenured member of the coaching staff having joined the club in 2006, James served as an assistant coach for the club for the last four-and-a-half years, while also taking on the role of Director of Player Development since the start of the Galaxy Academy in 2007.

As the club’s Director of Player Development, James oversaw all aspects of the creation and growth of the Galaxy Academy, including developing the club’s first home-grown signing, forward Tristan Bowen of Van Nuys.

*The expansion Vancouver Whitecaps and new signing John Thorrington of the Palos Verdes Peninsula are wrapping up a camp in Ventura.

*The first phase of the Re-Entry Draft ended uneventfully today with just two players picked including former Galaxy striker Joseph Ngwenya, plucked by D.C. United from Houston.

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South Bay-based Los Angeles News Group soccer columnist and blogger Nick Green writes at the 100 Percent Soccer blog at www.insidesocal.com/soccer and craft beer at the Beer Goggles blog at www.insidesocal.com/beer. Cheers!
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    Chris Klein is Galaxy’s new Director of Player Development.