World Cup Rosters, Igor Kostrov, Jamar Beasley
|1) Edgar at football-rankings.info has posted stats for the 2010 World Cup preliminary rosters. He's posted a list of the most represented clubs/countries, as well as top ten lists of the youngest/oldest players (Marcus Hahnemann - 3rd oldest) and more. Great stuff, and I'm glad he did the work so I don't have to!|
I previously had broken down the 2002 squads. You can see that here. I thought I had done it for 2006 as well, but I can't find it so maybe I didn't.
2) Kansas City waived Igor Kostrov in preparation for the signing of Jamar Beasley. This is a very interesting move for a couple of reasons. First of all, Kostrov was waived without playing a game, which greatly disappoints me because now I won't get to cross Moldova off the list of MLS player nationalities (I'm only those who actually play in a competitive game). They could've at least let him get a couple minutes in the Open Cup qualifier.
3) J.Beasley's (assumed) signing is also interesting, because
Lewis went 8.901 years between MLS games, and I don't believe anyone has gone longer. If Beasley signs and plays this weekend, he'll only be at 8.597. So unless he doesn't get into a match until the middle of September, he'll have to settle for second best.