Bruce Arena and Co. stopped at midfield to chat with a skinny bearded fellow.
I heard a "Hi. I'm Jeff" which is strange because, well, we all know what Jeff Agoos looks like.
Then, I heard Bruce say "We could always use help" followed up by a "He's number 35?" and an exchange of contact info.
Seems Laurent Merlin's agent is pushing his client to all comers. If it doesn't work out with Chivas, at least he might not have to go far to get another shot. New York's in town through Wednesday at least.
For his part, Merlin did not play that well against Houston. His first touch was absolutely terrible at times. He had one good shot that Zach Wells did well to stop but overall I wasn't impressed.