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Reason 83 for why I love Peter Nowak: He gives his former club shit for employing defensive tactics against the Union. our very own Dan Walsh.

Here’s a profile on Kyle Nakazawa.

The Independence have signed midfielder Tina DiMartion, who became a free agent when the St. Louis Athletica folded. Her younger sister Gina is on the club’s development roster.

Caroline Seger’s suspension has been increased from one game to two.

Nine newcomers join La Salles women’s soccer team.

World Cup madness in the Lehigh Valley!

With MLS going are break for two weeks because of the World Cup, Soccer America looks at the MLS v Eurosnob divide.

The US

Wondering what the English papers thought about the US against Australia? The Times says “American frailties are there for all to see.” The Daily Mail thought them “strong, well-organized” while the Guardian thought they “lacked resilience and organization.” Hmmm.

The guy who will officiate the USA v England match has been labeled a crook.

Jozy Altidore appears to be recovering well from his sprained ankle.

An English paper takes a look at Landon Donovan. Snidely, I might add. A paper from Altidore’s hometown takes a decidedly more thoughtful look.

This piece looks at Tim Howard’s Jersey roots.

Goal.com looks at the “men of the moment,” the US forwards.

A Q & A with Jonathon Spector. My own question, what the hell happened to you?

The New York Times looks at Bob Bradley.

Here’s a look at how far the US team has come since they returned to the World Cup in 1990. Forbes looks at economic reasons for why US soccer has lagged behind the rest of the world.

Think you have it tough having to get up to watch 7:30am games? At least you don’t live in Seattle where it will be 4:30am.

After the US plays England they face Slovenia, who beat New Zealand 3-1 on Saturday. Keep your eyes on that Milivoje Novakovic guy – he scored twice on free kicks.

Algeria beat the UAE 1-0.

World Cup

Didier Drogba has returned to the Ivory Coast squad after having surgery over the weekend for a fractured ulna, or inner bone, of his right forearm. It is still unclear if he will be fit to play in his team’s opening match against Portugal.

Nigeria’s Jon Obi Mikel will miss the World Cup. Netherland’s Arjen Robben is in doubt.

At least 15 people were injured in a stampede at friendly between Nigeria and North Korea on Sunday.

Ten Argentine soccer hooligans are detained at Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo airport.

Etc.

Two questions: Did you know that referees cover more distance than players? Now that you do know, do you care?

Two of the ten World Cup stadiums use artificial grass woven in with the real stuff.

Woody Harrelson nets game winning PK over England in front of 65,000 at Old Trafford. Seriously.

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