It's me again, from your Tuesday Freedom Kicks. I'm here today to do your Wednesday Freedom Kicks while Jason writes approximately 500 other articles for this site, you're all welcome, there'd only be like two things for you to read without him.
Anyway, the Black-and-Red are down in Panama to face Arabe Unido tonight in the CCL, and the USWNT are in Chattanooga, Tenn., for a second game against Costa Rica after Sunday's 8-0 win. Check back later for our CCL gamethread, and in the meantime, enjoy some links.
Here we go!
Women’s World Cup All-Stars: Sauerbrunn snub sinks what’s left of FIFA’s credibility — Soccer Wire
FIFA is stupid, Sauerbrunn is awesome, these are truths.
NWSL has a PR Problem - The Bent Musket
Yes, it does. And speaking of...
Equalizer Soccer – Plush: Championship format about creating big event
"Plush says he plans to join Twitter soon to better connect with fans and stay current."
Should the U.S. Women's National Team have scheduled a victory tour during the NWSL season? | OregonLive.com
I think scheduling the victory tour during the NWSL is fine (maybe not amazing, but fine), but not scheduling the friendlies with NWSL games and marketing them as doubleheaders is a big missed opportunity.
US, Canada drawn together in CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying tournament | MLSsoccer.com
Just at least qualify this time, please.
Frank Lampard or Kwadwo Poku? With Englishman hurt, New York City FC may be able to delay decision | MLSsoccer.com
"It led to the inevitable question in the post-match press conference: What to do with Poku when Lampard is fully fit?" Well, never fear! Lampard will never be fully fit.
ASN article: Mike Grella Is Making His Impact Felt with Red Bulls
I know, I know, what's all this New York stuff doing here. But this was pretty interesting.
Football player takes over delayed Hartford stadium project | HartfordBusiness.com
That Hartford City FC crest is pretty sweet.
Bundesliga Fan Groups in the USA | Bundesliga Fanatic
I cannot tell you how glad I am that Bundesliga has been released from the claws of GolTV.
Finally, here's some A+ soccering from last night's CCL match between the LA Galaxy and Comunicaciones.
What else is up?