Well, good morning folks. I stayed up late after the USMNT match at RFK Stadium last night to write this so I’m probably still sleeping off the last week and a half of travel. But while I catch up on some zzz’s, here’s the news:
The United States had to settle for a 1-1 draw against New Zealand, but we did get to see the return of former D.C. United midfielder (and current Hearts captain) Perry Kitchen. Current D.C. United stars Steve Birnbaum and Bill Hamid did not feature.
Jurgen Klinsmann wants to keep the current CONCACAF World Cup qualifying structure in place, with fewer games against the minnows of the confederation and more matches against better competition. My opinion? The new system sets us up for more island qualifiers, and I’m definitely okay with that.
San Marino scores once in about 20 matches, it seems. So, when they scored the equalizer in a match against Norway, the TV pundits in the studio react with remarkable disbelief.
This is going to be incredible: a retractable roof on Estadio Santiago Bernabéu will lead it to become the gold standard of soccer stadiums. Bring it on.
USMNT captain Michael Bradley says he will wait until the season is over to review his options. Go back to Italy? If the situation is right, that sounds like a good idea.
Abby Wambach once again goes after the dual nationals that have played for the USMNT. Bringing this back up will probably only lead to more divisiveness between her and MNT players.
The caretaker manager for England is happy with drawing Slovenia after assuming control of the world’s most famous soap opera.
And there you have it. Enjoy your day, ladies and gents. Be nuthin but a hero today...the comments are open for business, but I’m going to definitely get a late start.