Welcome to Thursday! Sit down and have a soccer, why don't you?
D.C. United’s Taylor Kemp credits Sasho Cirovski for success in MLS - The Diamondback : Sports: In some summer content from Maryland's student newspaper, Taylor Kemp talks about his development while a Terp.
MLS All-Star Team vs. Tottenham Hotspur | MLS MatchCenter: MLS All-Stars win! With goals by Kaka and David Villa.
Will Lampard, Gerrard, Pirlo, Drogba, and Villa Help Major League Soccer or Hurt It? - The Atlantic: More mainstream media writing thoughtful pieces about MLS is a good thing, and I guess part of the reason these older stars are here.
Marlins contract makes soccer next door a tougher game - Miami Today: Go in and look at all the restrictions Beckham would have to agree to. The Marlins would have a say on sponsors, stadium design, gamedays, and all manner of other things.
LA Galaxy Insider has learned that the LA Galaxy and Jaime Penedo mutually have agreed to part ways | INSIDER | LA Galaxy: Besides the somewhat baffling fact that Penedo has left, the funniest part of this is the headline, in which a staff member who works for the Galaxy publishes on the Galaxy's website that he has learned something about the Galaxy.
Orlando City working on deal to send Donovan Ricketts to L.A. Galaxy - Orlando Sentinel: So a league average goalkeeper left, so we're going to trade for someone who is old and not very good anymore instead of giving our backup a chance.
USWNT: Abby Wambach plans on playing at the 2016 Rio Olympics - Planet Futbol - SI.com: But what if Ellis landons Wambach?
The Birth of a League: Key figures from MLS's inaugural season relive the league's humble beginnings | Longform - SI.com: Look for the fairly hilarious quote by Kevin Payne about the Tampa Bay Muntiny.
That's all I have. What's up?