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Ralston to play in MLS in the coming weeks?

Jeremy Olson Digitalgopher.net

Today, Inside Minnesota Soccer published an article regarding the possibility of AC St. Louis selling Steve Ralston back to the MLS, in addition to other news on the team. We can neither confirm or deny these reports, but here is the article from IMS:

From Inside Minnesota Soccer:

Word today from AC St. Louis is that Steve Ralston may be heading back to MLS, possibly within a week. Several teams have been interested in picking up the MLS veteran’s contract and AC St. Louis is desperate to keep the team afloat by drastically reducing their payroll.

Ralston was a marquee player for AC St. Louis and the NASL. The St. Louis native had previously spent 14 years in MLS and was capped 36 times for the US National Team before joining his home town team AC St. Louis where he held the position of player/assitant coach. He was AC St. Louis’ first signing but didn’t start a game until the last week of May after recovering from ACL surgery.

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3 Responses

  1. Huh? Kreamalmeyer lives in Collinsville.

  2. Cooper must be extremely happy with himself at this point…

  3. This would be a good thing. Ralston was a PR move for St. Louis, not a rostered player that would score 15 goals a season. Ralston I would hope has a good agent, that will help him land on his feet, even though Ralston’s soccer years are behind him. With Ralston gone a leader will emerge and get the team to work together and maybe even play like they have a chip on their shoulders. Plus wouldn’t it be great to turn the season around with a bunch of first year players? St. Louis is the only team in the NASL that was more concerned about local players, than assembling a team to win. St. Louis has to get thru this season and regroup for next year. It will take a business mind and some capital to move forward. Notice I put business mind first. Many, many business practices were not followed in St. Louis. Who knows what kind of fighting is going on inside the front office? The fans of St. Louis I believe will support this team, meaning the players. From the on-line streams from St. Louis I have seen, it looks like a GREAT crowd of fans. The players get the fans behind them, and look out St. Louis, you have created a giant. How many sports stories can we tell about a team that was not suppose to be, that became great. Soccer is a great sport, long may it live!!!

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