ZAKZAK is reporting that Verdy made a "love call" to former national teamer Hide Nakata in yet another attempt to bring in a big name. Nakata said that he would never play in the J League again.
I can't see him playing for Verdy..................Boston, Massachussetts however is a place I could see him playing.
Verdy started back up with the training after taking a break for the New Years holiday. The team ventures to Miyazaki for camp on February 8th for a nine day trek of sun and fun. Guam is out, Miyazaki is the new in Vogue spot.
Other squads in Miyazaki for camps include FC Tokyo, Kawasaki, Gamba, Kashima, and Yokohama F Marinos from J1 and Thespa, Vegalta, Avispa, and Cerezo from J2.
Two matches have been set for the preseason in February. Verdy takes on FC Tokyo on the 25th and Shimizu S Pulse on the 9th.
Bismarck rated as the best Verdy foreign player in WSM
Weekly Soccer Magazine, usually woefully inadequate in their coverage of anything not National team related put together an excellent feature on all the foreign players that have passed through the J League. It's so good that even Rickhiki gets a little nod in the annals of foreigners past and present.
Not sure how they came up with this top 5 but here it is
1. Bismarck 93-96 2. Pereira 92-95 3. Edmundo 01-02 4. Marquinos 01-02 5. Mboma 03-04
Other Verdy notables include Hulk at number 5 for Consadole Sapporo and Marcus who made it for Albirex Niigata and Kawasaki Frontale.
Verdyblog put together a great collection of pictures from the Shimizu-Doha Japan old timers match
If you want to check out the pictures, they are here
Schedule comes out tomorrow!!!!!!!!!
Xerox Cup was announced.......Gamba/Reds........AGAIN! Just replay one of last years games. Seriously.
Also T-minus 7 days till Diego has his rental agreement expire. He is not on Kashiwa's 2007 roster.