*The London riots have forced the cancellation of Wednesday’s friendly between England and the Netherlands at Wembley Stadium. Sad situation transcending soccer.
*The Vancouver Whitecaps have hired Carolina RailHawks Coach Martin Rennie to lead the MLS club in 2012. Tom Soehn, who moved down from the front office after 12 matches to oversee the squad, will return upstairs. News conference today. Awaiting official word on Jesse Marsch, longtime MLS player and former U.S. World Cup assistant coach, becoming the Montreal Impact’s head coach for its 2012 inaugural season. News conference Wednesday. Busy week in Canada — Toronto FC, you’re on the clock.
*Ron Waxman, Bob Bradley’s New York-based agent, confirmed to the Insider that the former U.S. national team coach is a candidate for Egypt’s national team job. He didn’t share any other details. Even if Bradley isn’t offered/doesn’t accept the position, the talks push his name out there again and, in the long run, will help him land a new gig this year or next.
*Commenting on the shift from Bradley to Juergen Klismann, USA goalkeeper Tim Howard tells the Insider: “Anytime a new coach comes into any team, there is a transition. You need to speak less and listen a lot more and vice versa. He’s observing us and we’re observing Juergen and his staff, and hopefully very quickly we will get on the same page.”
For Under-20 World Cup round-of-16 TV options.....
*Under-20 World Cup round of 16 in Colombia:
Argentina-Egypt 5:45 p.m. ESPNU, Galavision, ESPN3.com
Portugal-Guatemala 5:45 p.m. ESPN3.com
Cameroon-Mexico 8:45 p.m. ESPNU, Galavision, ESPN3.com
Colombia-Costa Rica 8:45 p.m. ESPN3.com