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PHOTO: A ROUND OF APPLAUSE FOR BOB. GO GO EGYPT.
Congratulations are in order for Egypt National Team coach Bob Bradley and his squad. The Pharaohs won their first game since the tragedy at Port Said 5-0 over Kenya. (REUTERS)
AND HERE I THOUGHT IT WAS JUST AMERICANS WHO GOT OFFENDED AT SUCH NONSENSE.
Here’s a letter a parent wrote to Arsenal bemoaning a chant his son heard on television. A rather innocuous chant. A stunningly innocuous chant. // Dirty Tackle
NEVER LEAVE THE HOUSE WITHOUT A FULL COMPLEMENT OF FACTS.
The USMNT will play Italy tomorrow in Genova (Hi, Matt), and I know you were just dying for a list of facts about the match up. // US Soccer Daily
NEWFLASH: SOCCER BEATS BASEBALL.
A couple of young Red Bulls players have strong connections to America’s past time, that thing that kinda looks like cricket but isn’t at all. // NYT Goal Blog
CHECK OUT THE MASSIVE TIFOS ON THESE GUYS.
Meet the guys behind the District Ultras, the smallest and least celebrated DC United supporters group, but a group with some serious tifo chops. Also, they once planked the entire section. // Pitch Invasion
Andres Iniesta is voicing a pirate for a new animated film, because just being good at football isn’t enough. Hugh Grant plays the role in the English version. // Futbolita
THE BIG WINNER? KYOCERA.
A young female fan photobombs an annoyed-looking Gerard Pique with heart-shaped hands. I expect you’ll be staring at this picture for longer than necessary. // A Football Report
TONY FERNANDES, MILLIONAIRE AIRLINE-STARTING, F-1 TEAM-OWNING, MAN OF THE PEOPLE.
QPR owner Tony Fernandes vows to hit the pubs ahead of the Super Hoops’ next match to get the thoughts of the fans directly. // Off the Post
BELIEVE IT OR NOT, ROBIN VAN PERSIE ISN’T THE ONLY STRIKER SCORING LOTS OF GOALS.
But he is probably carrying his team more than the rest of this top ten list of the hottest strikers in the world right now. // Bleacher Report