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Neuheisel will instead take over the Phoenix entry and he will coach home games at Sun Devil Stadium. Neuheisel is familiar with the stadium as he coached against Arizona State when he was the head coach at the University of Washington and when he coached UCLA.
“The Alliance’s emphasis on building a dynamic relationship between players, fans and the game is what immediately grabbed my attention. There is nothing like experiencing the thrill of victory and agony of defeat together. We all invest so much into the game, and that’s something I’ve missed over the years away from the sidelines,” Neuheisel said in a statement. “The combination of a passionate fan base and motivated, talented players looking to make a name for themselves on the professional level will result in exciting football at Sun Devil Stadium in the spring, with the ultimate goal being to bring home the first ever Alliance Championship.”
He tried to play through it. It just wasn’t working, Servais said.
Gordon’s DL stint is retroactive to Monday. Infielder Daniel Vogelbach was recalled from Triple-A Tacoma and was inserted into the No. 6 slot in the batting order as Seattle’s designated hitter.
Servais said the Mariners expect the injury to heal on its own with rest and the team wants Gordon to keep off his feet for a while. Gordon did not travel with the club to Oakland.
With speed being such a big part of his game, I just think the best thing to do is to let that thing calm down, Servais said.
Gordon was acquired from Miami during the offseason and shifted to center field, then moved back to the infield after Cano broke a hand May 13 when hit by a pitch. Cano received an 80-game suspension two days later for a positive drug test.