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  1. MLSfan
    December 13, 2013

    VAMOS LEON!!!! :)))))))

  2. The Imperative Voice
    December 13, 2013

    The “inside of their jerseys” sponsor?

    • Igor
      December 13, 2013
      • The Imperative Voice
        December 13, 2013

        I get as much but think it’s cutesy as opposed to brilliant. $25 million for the part of the jersey that does not normally show and which exposure may earn players cards. Like signing up to sponsor the towel that might get thrown in at a boxing match.

    • The Rub
      December 13, 2013

      Intel Inside

      get it?

      • Eric W
        December 13, 2013

        That’s so funny. In the article the marketing person from Intel says something like, “We know that that kind of celebration is a big part of soccer culture.” Referring to pulling up one’s shirt after a goal.

        Does she also know that it’s become exceedingly rare as it now earns you a yellow card?

      • DC Josh
        December 13, 2013

        And most players just go with the “rip the shirt off like it’s on fire” celebration. The shirt over the head is so 2000…

      • CJinOC
        December 13, 2013

        only if you remove the shirt. If you lift the bottom and cover your face with it—as some players do—that is not a yellow, but would be enough to show the logo.

  3. Nate Dollars
    December 13, 2013

    since i wasn’t around yesterday for the klinsmann love/hate-fest, i’ll leave my comment here:

    first, i’m glad we’re finally making him our technical director. it’s the kind of big-picture political job he should’ve had in the first place.

    second, it’s surprising to me how many commenters are saying that, at least concerning klinsmann’s management, it doesn’t really matter how we perform at the 2014 world cup. can’t we take a step back here, and agree that the world cup is pretty much the *only* thing that matters to us in international soccer? (with the gold cups a distant second, i guess.)

    can we not apply klinsmann’s words to dempsey, and say that, as usmnt manager, klinsmann hasn’t done shlt yet?

    i understand that gulati is gambling on klinsmann being in high demand after the cup. and i know that many are saying that if we’re an unqualified failure at the cup, then there’s obviously a reasonable termination clause in place (that doesn’t make the ussf more broke than it already is). but i think they’re putting way too much faith in gulati, who’s been enamoured with klinsmann for years, while klinsmann has performed for us pretty much the same as bradley and arena, but without the world cup success (yet).

    • Kevin_H
      December 13, 2013

      There’s nothing I want more than to succeed (and win) at the World Cup. Klinsmann will take much of the credit/blame for our performances, as he should to some degree. But realistically, he can only use the available player pool, and losing to Germany doesn’t necessarily mean he did something wrong. Not to be a preemptive Klinsmann “apologist,” but if three games don’t go according to our plans, that shouldn’t mean we automatically pull the trigger and hire someone else.

      • Nate Dollars
        December 13, 2013

        well, any manager we hire “can only use the available player pool”, so that’s not much of an excuse.

        my point is that the purpose of his job as usmnt manager (*not* technical director, to be specific) is to succeed on the international stage, which, for us, is the world cup.

        nobody’s saying he needs to beat germany; but to say that it doesn’t matter how we do in the 2014 world cup is to miss the point of paying a shltload of money for a manager.

    • biff
      December 13, 2013

      Is that really you, Nate Dollars? That is really a good comment. Surprises me…

      • biff
        December 13, 2013

        lol. just joking. doesn’t surprise me.

      • Nate Dollars
        December 13, 2013

        yeah, it’s been a rough week. had all the snark kicked outta me.

    • Increase
      December 13, 2013

      The one thing I wanna say about Klinsmann is that in many ways people act like he is a foreign manager. He is German but he is just as much Californian. Somehow him being German and him being foreign are two separate things in my mind.

      I don’t think he is the best manager in the world. Think about this though. How much better would England be with someone like him. England never tries anything new. That is their greatest weakness and perhaps his best advantage.

      Example: Ashley Cole or Leighton Baines as LB doesn’t matter because Klinsmann would out Baines as left mid. England would never do this. Instead they use people like Ashley Young.

      • Nate Dollars
        December 13, 2013

        i’m not sure where you were going with the german/californian lines, but i think your following paragraphs kind of sum up the whole thing:

        there are people who seem to assume that england would be better with klinsmann, because he tries new things (like playing baines out of position, i guess?). then there are people like me who would wait to see if that move actually helped england succeed before pronouncing england “better”.

  4. sir coble
    December 13, 2013

    So Germany has a good idea there…..How bout a Germanica villiage? Perhaps work on some future dual nationals?

  5. Increase
    December 13, 2013

    “French lawmakers have voted in favor of including AS Monaco” this is hilarious. Its totally meaningless that this law is passed. Its a tax law about a company that isn’t within their borders. There is no way its enforceable.

    • Travis
      December 13, 2013

      The next step will be them to try and force ASM to have their HQ in France rather than Monaco but good luck with that

    • Increase
      December 13, 2013

      So you how I saw it meaningless. They already Went back on it because shocking

      “However, Budget Minister Bernard Cazeneuve confirmed on Friday afternoon that the decision had been reversed because of the “risk” that the tax law could be considered unconstitutional if applied to a company not registered in France.”

      French politicians are just as silly as american ones if not more so.

      http://sg.sports.yahoo.com/news/french-government-exempts-monaco-footballers-75-tax-165525996–sow.html

  6. Travis
    December 13, 2013

    I am having a good laugh at United fans who are shocked and panicking with RVP out. Before the last two years the guy was always injured, he is a massive injury risk. That is part of why it is so tough to count on him to carry your team.

  7. frank from santiago
    December 13, 2013

    Chelsea are currently linked with Southampton left back Luke Shaw, but they’d need to cough up at least £20 million in order to acquire Shaw……………it amazes me how inflated the prices are for english players in the PL…20mil £s…at least?!!…..for a left back? haha, stuuuupid money!

    • Rich D
      December 13, 2013

      I wonder if that means they are looking to find a replacement for Cole who is rumored to be on his way to MLS and by I wonder I really mean…he’s going to the Galaxy who are now without a left back since DCU aquired Franklin in the Re-Entry Draft…

      • Lost in Space
        December 13, 2013

        Cole is only going to the Galaxy if 1 of 3 things happen:
        1) Cole signs on as something other than a DP (Unlikely)
        2) Galaxy trade one of their current DPs (Donovan, Kean, Gonzalez)
        3) MLS changes the rules and adds a 4th DP spot to each team.
        don’t see any of these things happening.

  8. bryan
    December 13, 2013

    glad to see Leon take the lead, come on William Yarbrough!!!

    • Anthony
      December 13, 2013

      William considers himself mexican though

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