Happy Tuesday, folks! Got some links for you.
Perry Kitchen added to US squad for Mexico friendly - Black And Red United
Not a bad week for him.
Chasing the Dream | NBC SportsWorld
"United States national team midfielder Megan Rapinoe reportedly made $14,000 per month recently playing for Lyon in France. That is more than many NWSL players make in a season."
MLS, U.S. Soccer Sign Four-Year Sponsorship Deal With Coca-Cola - Bloomberg Business
Coke > Pepsi, don't fight me on this. (Just kidding, I don't really care. But I'm from Atlanta and thus required to say this.)
USA v Mexico: USMNT's habit of conceding late goals: a trend or a problem? - Telegraph
In case you wanted to relive all the dumb late goals the USMNT has given up recently.
San Antonio the perfect meeting place for USMNT vs Mexico | US Soccer Players
Good one from Señor Boehm.
The top current Mexican-American pros and prospects | The 91st Minute
Edgar Castillo, though?
Aldo ‘Buff’ Donelli: the man who ignited the USA-Mexico rivalry in 1934 | Football | The Guardian
Great story here. Four goals against Mexico in his first international game? Yusss.
Sporting Kansas City center back Ike Opara diagnosed with ruptured Achilles tendon | MLSsoccer.com
That just really, really sucks. Dude was killing it so far this season.
Why Italy's top league wants to take its games beyond the peninsula | Fusion
Please bring Lazio here so I can see Miro Klose play once more before he retires forever, please please please, thanks.
Eduardo Galeano: Three Days in July - Howler Magazine
Eduardo Galeano passed away yesterday, so take a minute to read some short selections from his last book.
Man with The Plan: Inside Ali Curtis's task of revamping the Red Bulls - Planet Futbol - SI.com
This is all very interesting and a great article and all, but I still want the Red Bulls to fail all the time at everything.
War, Auschwitz, and The Tragic Tale of Germany's Jewish Soccer Hero | Vice Sports
This piece about Julius Hirsch is quite long, but so worth your time. (I also just visited the Holocaust Museum the other day, and in reading this was reminded of a current exhibition there called "Some Were Neighbors: Collaboration & Complicity in the Holocaust." Hirsch was a member of Karlsruhe football club for 31 years, but in 1933 the Southern German clubs resolved to remove their Jewish members. In 1943 he was deported to Auschwitz.)
That's all from me. The USWNT World Cup roster will be released around 5 p.m. today, so look out for that later, and in the meantime, hit up the comments.