Hi. Normally I'm here on Mondays, but I didn't have the strength, apologies. Nice to see Leanne dropping all kinds of knowledge yesterday. So know, on a little lighter tone, are Tuesday's Kicks for ye.
On Traveling Support (or Rationalizing 8 Hours on a Bus to and from New Jersey) - Black And Red United: This was what I was doing Sunday night/Monday morning, in a Last Call of sorts for those who haven't seen it, and wonder why supporters travel like they do.
The 10 best individual performances of the 2014 MLS regular season | The 91st Minute | Soccer Blog | Videos | Pop-Culture: We review some of the best ones of the year, with a familiar face at the top of the list.
The MLS rookie experience: From college to the pros (part 1 of 4) — Soccer Wire: A nice look at the transition for some of the freshmen.
THREE FINALISTS Source: Campos, Onalfo, Soehn vying for Red Bulls sporting director spot: With Andy Roxburgh leaving his spot in New York, one would presume their current technical director has the inside track. But please, please, PLEASE, pick Curt Onalfo.
Crystal Palace 1-3 Sunderland: Fletcher Brace Helps Seal Win For Sunderland - Roker Report: In partner club news, hot on the heels of a possible loan move of Jozy Altidore to Lille in Ligue 1, Steven Fletcher scores a pair to help SAFC beat Crystal Palace, thus lifting them out of the relegation zone...for now.
Sampdoria's Massimo Ferrero's racist gaffe insults Inter's Erick Thohir - The Offside Inter Milan: Speaking of rumors, while Inter are attached to managers without (David Moyes) and now with jobs (Roberto Martinez), Inter's weekend stumble to Parma can't be avoided, nor could Sampdoria's owner shooting his fool mouth off.
FC Rostov coach: I don’t want any black players in case Ebola spreads | Football | The Guardian: Speaking of shooting his fool mouth off, 2018 is gonna be great for guys like Mario Balotelli you guys.
MLS Playoffs Rootability Ratings: Our Take - Stumptown Footy: A
reference for next week nice look at current playoff teams for neutrals. Ahem.
No Guarantee Of Safety: Inside the Belgrade Derby - SBNation.com: The mothership continues to great work, examining the Istanbul Derby in the past, and now the Belgrade version. Do click through.
The Sopranos: The Complete Series Blu-ray: You may be asking "What, this wasn't already on Blu-ray?" Nope, now it's here, slightly remastered and looking pretty. Though if you're even a tiny bit intellectually honest, you'll agree Seasons Three and Four suuucked.
It's Tuesday. You better be resting those vocal cords, because you're gonna need them in a few days.