You all thought you were free from Leanne Freedom Kicks this week, but aha! I am here. And although I am sorely tempted to make this entire post just an open thread to discuss Hamilton (because I saw it in NYC on Monday and am compelled to mention this at any given moment), I actually have quite a few links about soccer to share with you.
So, you know, I guess we'll do the soccer thing. Oh, and also! It's a game day. Let's beat the Red Bulls tonight, okay?
The Kei Kamara trade doesn't make sense for the Crew, Revolution or MLS | FOX Sports
I can't aggregate every take on this trade that I saw, but I guess suffice it to say people had things to say about it.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic rumored to be coming to Los Angeles - could LAFC make the signing? - The Goat Parade
And then there's the Zlatan-to-LA thing. This article is focused on LAFC as a potential destination (wha?) but the Galaxy would be the more "logical" rumor right now—and obviously I'm using "logical" loosely. DP rules? What DP rules?
USA Copa America roster: Recent results, impact for Klinsmann
Meanwhile, Copa América.
Jurgen Klinsmann's new biography is everything that's wrong with Jurgen Klinsmann | Vice Sports
So either skip this book or read it at your own risk, it seems.
MacMillan, always 'under the radar,' gets her place in Hall of Fame | FourFourTwo
I love the story in here of the USWNT at the 1996 Olympics and MacMillan's goal against Norway at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga. UGA is my alma mater, and man, do I wish I could've watched some USWNT Olympic soccer at that stadium.
BREAKING: Jacksonville's Richie Ryan Sold to Miami FC - Northern Pitch
$750K transfer fee. Wat.
Victor Montagliani elected as new president of CONCACAF - Stars and Stripes FC
This means that we can blame future terribleness on Canada, FYI.
Roberto Martinez: Everton sack manager after three years - BBC Sport
Given England's pronunciation of Martinez, they do not deserve him anyway.
Your turn! What's up?