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PHOTO: WAIT. IS THAT SEPP? HOW DID SEPP MAKE THE BUS? SOMEONE GET THE AIRBRUSH.
Spain arrives in Puerto Rico, where they apparently have a custom team bus. Why, exactly? (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)
IT’S ABOUT TO GET ALL PETRODOLLAR BILLIONAIRES UP IN THIS PIECE.
MLS is on the verge of a $300 million stadium deal in Queens, which will house a team to be owned by a rich guy from the UAE (says an anonymous source). // Deadspin
‘WE’RE BEING TOLD HERE THAT THE DEAL IS DONE. THE TWO SIDES JUST HAVE TO OPEN NEGOTIATIONS AND AGREE ON A PRICE. BACK TO YOU, BOB.’
Transfer rumor stories will melt your brain if you’re not careful. Be careful. // The Footy Blog
WEAR THOSE IN A BIG TIME MATCH TODAY, AND YOU’LL GET LAUGHED OFF THE PITCH.
Do they have special zones? Why are they not pink? Can you even play proper football in them?! Pele’s boots from the 1970 World Cup. // The Beautiful Gear
PHOTO: I’M PRETENDING THAT THIS IS A PHOTO OF JOGI SINGING ONE OF DAVID HASSELHOFF’S HITS.
On second thought, that sounds like a terrible thing to pretend. Forget I mentioned it.
‘IN THE SHADOW OF MOUNTAINS THE INVADERS PREPARED FOR BATTLE. DUM DUM DUM.’
The USMNT is training for their match against El Tri tomorrow at Pumas’ training facility. It’s impressively picturesque. // MNT Blog
NICKLAS BENDTNER DEMANDS YOU PAY ATTENTION WHEN NICKLAS BENDTNER IS SPEAKING.
Nicklas Bendtner has three demands for any club who wishes to sign him, but he’s not saying what they are. But we can guess. // Dirty Tackle
HERE’S WHERE WE’RE DIFFERENT. I’D WANT PEOPLE TO THINK I WAS DRUNK. BECAUSE OTHERWISE….WTF?
Djibril Cisse had his photo taken, and he looks decidedly inebriated. I mean, it’s a lock he was drunk. That didn’t stop him from refuting it on Twitter, though. // 101GG
PHOTO: REMEMBERING THE DAY A KID CALLED PELE BECAME O REI DE FUTEBOL.
Pele is in Stockholm for a Sweden-Brazil friendly that will be the final match played at the Råsunda Stadium, site of the 1958 World Cup Final.
54 YEARS LATER, AND EVERYONE…IS REALLY OLD. DAMN.
Pele returned to Råsunda Stadium in Stockholm (see photo, above), site of the 1958 World Cup Final that announced his presence to the world, for the building’s final match. // New York Times
THERE’S THIS THING CALL ‘SMALL SAMPLE SIZE.’ PERHAPS YOU SHOULD LOOK IT UP.
Or not. Clearly Neymar isn’t ready for Europe based on his performance in the Olympics. // Bleacher Report
AND NOW IT’S TIME TO MOVE QUICKLY TOWARDS THE EXITS.