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PHOTO OF THE DAY.
AC Milan hits Beijing, Ibra looks mildly concerned. Also, scraggly. (AP PHOTO)
HOPE YOU HAD A ‘STUPENDOUS’ BIRTHDAY. BA BUM BA CHA.
Happy belated birthday to Stuart Holden, who we would like to see back on the field very soon. Preferably wearing a shirt. Ahem. // Kickette
LET’S ALL LEARN ABOUT CAUSE AND EFFECT.
The person you should thank for Jurgen Klinsmann’s hiring as USMNT head coach. Nope, not him. No, not him either. In fact, it’s not a “him” at all. // The Third Kit
A MANDATORY FOLLOWUP. MARKY MARK IS TOO SHORT TO PLAY KEEPER.
Remember that idea for remaking Victory? Here are some ideas for the new cast. Jones won’t so much protect the back line as he will “maul anyone that comes within 15 yards of it.” // The Other 87
YOU NEEDED THIS AND DIDN’T EVEN KNOW IT.
Seventy-two teams, 108 pages, and more bathroom reading than you can shake a stick at. It’s a Football League preview. // The Seventy Two
I ALWAYS FORGET THAT ‘SCUBA’ IS AN ACRONYM.
This little ditty is the latest tee from our sponsor. Brilliant. // The Beautiful Gear
IT’S IRONIC BECAUSE IT HAS NO FEET.
Puppet Messi. PUPPET MESSI. Did you hear what I just said? THERE IS A PUPPET MESSI. I like it, even if Leo doesn’t. // D to the T
AND THE WHOLE TIME YOU WERE SWEATING LIKE MAD. YUCK.
This was the summer that reminded you that America is a still a bit urchin-like on the soccer front, but full of hope at the same time. // Yanks Are Coming
NUMBER 5: GET A RAINY DAY ACTIVITY BOOK.
Here are a few things you can do to keep your uber-talented malcontent moderately okay with living in Manchester. // The Footy Blog
A SUMMER READING LIST YOU’LL ACTUALLY ENJOY.
Six books every football fan should read, according to this one guy. With handy-dandy images of said books. // BleachRep
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