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PHOTO: CLEARLY THESE PEOPLE LOOKED TO THE COOKIE.
Vasco de Gama fans in Brazil sport black and white face paint to protest against racism during Vasco’s Copa Lib match with Libertad. (REUTERS)
ALMOST LIKE IF NORMAN ROCKWELL DID SOCCER ILLUSTRATIONS. BUT NOT QUITE.
Early 20th century football postcard illustrations by German artist Arthur Thiele // Footysphere
THIS IS WHAT WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH IN AMERICA. MEDDLING PARENTS.
Scenario that plays out all across America, every year: Kid – “I want to play soccer.” Parent – “No, you want to play baseball/football/hockey/water polo because I say so.” Boo, American parents. Boo. // MLB.com
IF THE NEXT STAGE ISN’T ‘DEATHBLOW’, I’M GOING TO BE DISAPPOINTED.
There are entirely too few Seinfeld references in the world of soccer writing. Thankfully, Jack Bell remedies the situation while addressing the Red Bulls’ dire state. // NYT Goal Blog
PHOTO: GUESS WHO’S BACK, BACK AGAIN. WITH A MUCH BETTER GOLF GAME AND A NEW DISPOSITION (MAYBE).
Carlito is back at City, setting up goals and forcing a smile. (REUTERS)
SOMEHOW I CAN’T HELP BUT THINK THIS PLAN INVOLVES UNDERPANTS GNOMES.
The handy-dandy Carlos Tevez guide to making friends, alienating them, making up with them, alienating them, and making up with them again. I may have missed a few cycles in there. Note: You must be a world class footballer for this to work. // Dirty Tackle
WHEN YOU’RE ROLLIN THAT DEEP, A LITTLE PARKING TICKET IS BUT A NUISANCE.
Alex Gerrard is a serial parking law violator because she’s got shopping to do, dammit. // Kickette
IF YOU SEE A BAT IN YOUR PINE TREE, TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION. RUN AWAY SCREAMING.
Not that I would do that or anything…. Excellent graphic teasing Valencia’s visit to Portland for a summer friendly. // Pitch Invasion on Tumblr
PHOTO: IN GERMANY, ALL THE BEST MASCOTS LOOK LIKE THEY COULD EAT YOUR FACE.
‘Gladbach’s big horse mascot thing is big and horsey and frightening. Mr. Ed is cuddly compared to that thing. (REUTERS)
THIS IS AN HONEST QUESTION FAIRLY ASKED. THAT’S ABOUT AS FAR AS I CAN GO.
Who’s the best French player to play in England? Take de la piss. // The FCF
AVOIDING A CHALLENGE IS NOT IN DEUCE’S MAKEUP. JUST SAYIN’.
Here’s an argument for why Clinton Drew Dempsey should remain at Craven Cottage despite his dream of playing Champions League football. // Bleacher Report
IN A WAY, YOU COULD SAY THAT KCKRS IS A BLOG ABOUT NOTHING.