If you're back from a long weekend, welcome back, or if you're back from just another Monday like some of us...also welcome back. We're all about inclusion here.
Let's get kicking. Freely.
USMNT: Jurgen Klinsmann calls up six MLS players ahead of friendly vs. Honduras | MLSsoccer.com
With six players heading back to their club teams after Friday's game against Ecuador, Klinsmann's brought in some of your friendly neighborhood MLSers to take on Honduras (tonight, 8 PM on ESPN). Our own Bill Hamid remains on the roster.
Estonia's Artur Pikk goes from facing Wayne Rooney to the army barracks in 3 hours - ESPN FC
"Coach Magnus Pehrsson had to file a request to the Estonian Defence Forces for Pikk to be released from the barracks to prepare for the match against England." I imagine this request read something like, "For Estonia!"
Mia Hamm joins call for natural surfaces for 2015 women's World Cup - Inside World Football
When Mia Hamm speaks, you listen. FIFA? Are you listening?
Sierra Leone’s Soccer Team Struggles With Stigma Over Ebola Outbreak
On the road to qualifying for the 2015 African Cup of Nations, where are Sierra Leone playing all of their matches? On the road. The team is barred from playing in its own Ebola-stricken country.
MLS announces fan-faced jersey number initiative for season ticket holders in August 2015 | MLSsoccer.com
Start choosing your photo now.
Soccer fans follow sponsors to social media
This one's behind a pay wall, but in case you feel like navigating around that to read about how "avid soccer fans in the United States are more likely than fans of other sports to engage with brands that are aligned with the sport," fly free, my friend. Sounds interesting. Let us know if it was.
Lukas Podolski and Santi Cazorla | UnClassic Commentary - YouTube
The commentators we deserve, but not the ones we need right now. (Just kidding, I always need Lukas Podolski being ridiculous. By the way, in case you're wondering about today's title, educate yourself on this very important contribution to music. Knowledge of German not required for enjoyment.)
That's all from me, folks. Go nuts. Share the photo you're going to make D.C. United wear next August.