First I wasn't into the new training gear that the USMNT is wearing at the World Cup camp.
Nike certainly failed when they came up with these designs.
- SBI.net's early take on Day 2 - It's raining.
- Ives also posted his first impressions at Fox Sports.com yesterday.
- Jozy Altidore did a Q&A With SI.com's Jen Chang.
- Ben Reiter at SI.com thinks that Jozy's potential is HUUUUUUGE. Sorry, but I don't want potential, I want goals!
- Jozy told Beckham that on June 12th the scoreline with be US 3 England 0.
- Here is the media blitz from yesterday.
- The Original Winger has a bunch of videos from Day One.
- Bob Bradley talked about Charlie Davies yesterday.
- Pitch Invasion takes a look at the State of the Soccer Nation including a Soccernomics inspired look at the occupations of the fathers of USMNT players.
News & Notes:
- Troy Roberts & Nano Short were out at the Irondequoit Soccer Tournament over the weekend.
- PK takers at the World Cup won't be able to feint. I wonder how many guys that rule will mess with?
- Just what we need - MORE REFS!
- West Ham United has a 10 point plan for the future of the club. It would be interesting if more teams did this.
- MLS needs to convince the NY Mets that MLS is a better investment than the NHL if they are going to get a 2nd team in NY.
- Thierry Henry is trying to downplay the NY Red Bull rumors a bit. But, it doesn't seem that too many people are buying it.
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