By SEAN RUBIO
A light day today as we prepare for a weekend full of matches across the world. More poor refereeing (this time in Africa), a critical look at MLS youth development, a review of what was at one time a "Cinderella story" and more. Enjoy:
Almunia For England? [When Saturday Comes]
Hoffenheim's Cinderella Story Turns Sour [Reuters]
How football can bring hope to Uganda [Guardian]
A look at a Dutch sports broadcaster, and his tribute [Financial Times]
Counting penalties: easier said than done for referee in Malawi [Unprofessional Foul]
Thoughts on Almunia playing for England? Agree with Schoen's take on developing youth players in the US? Sad to see Hoffenheim fall?
Share your thoughts below.