To those of you celebrating Christmas, a Merry Christmas to you! To those of you just enjoying the day off, enjoy it! If you happen to be working today, then let these links distract you from what must be a boring day.
ASN article: Perry Kitchen's Focus, Drive Should Get Him U.S. Nod: American Soccer Now previously supported Bill Hamid for the January Camp, and are now supporting Perry Kitchen as well.
The Official CONCACAF Region World Cup 2018 Preliminary Competition Schedule |: By "official," they mean leaked, but according to this the United States would enter in the fourth round, along with Mexico and Costa Rica, and would play in a four team group. The winners and runners up from each group would then move onto the infamous Hexagonal, with the qualification from that much the same as it has been in past years.
Nike USA 2015 Away Kit Leaked - Footy Headlines: I don't mind this possible new away jersey, though I do prefer the rocket pop shirt.
American by birth, Justin Meram relishes chance to play for Iraq - Planet Futbol - SI.com: Another great piece by Brian Straus, who has just been absolutely crushing it since moving to Sports Illustrated (well, and before too).