Let's start with some news of ex-Villarreal players.
Marcos Senna scores a fine free-kick winner for the NY Cosmos against the Tampa Bay Rowdies (always one of my favorite sports names). You can watch the video here. Memo to Tampa Bay coach: don't put your shortest player at the end of the wall!
Ex-amarilllos around the world/Futvillarreal
Not an exhaustive or complete listing, but some news on players you might have forgotten about. As for Giuseppe Rossi, who came off during the first half of the recent Fiorentina match, apparently his muscle injury is not serious and he could even play this weekend--good news.
Moving on to current Villarreal players now:
Hard to imagine El Tri won't qualify for the World Cup, but it could happen. Carlos Vela has refused to return to the national team, and Andres Guardado has been dropped from the squad for the Panama and Costa Rica matches. Gio is expected to start, Aquino on the bench but an attacking option if need be (I could not understand why he was not tried in their recent matches).
Finally, the Vila-real area has been shaken by a number of small earthquakes--the largest still pretty small (the Californian says), 4.2 on the Richter scale. Map of epicenter is here. Apparently these quakes are man-made to a degree, because there is a natural gas injection well off the coast and that's where the earthquakes are centered.
That's all for now. Endavant!