ProSoccerTalk’s daily soccer re-set:

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Soccer birthdays: For a while, it must have been cool for young Alecko Eskandarian to share a birthday with the great O.J. Simpson. Then 1994 happened; O.J. wasn’t so great and it wasn’t so cool anymore. Any-who, happy birthday to Eskandarian, the former D.C. United (and other) forward, who had to hang ‘em up early due to concussion related troubles.

“Esky” turns 30 today. At least he’s still got Tom Hanks and Kelly McGillis to share a birthday with. They’re both still pretty cool, right?

Oh, and England international Ashley Young, too. He turns 27.

Ahead on the blog today*: Some thoughts on the MLS All-Star starters that were announced Sunday – who aren’t really the starters. We’ll explain.  Also the MLS Team of the Week and Player of the Week.

Big Important Stories of the Day: Just get used to it, I’m going to say transfer news through most of the month.

What we should all watch on TV: Another sad summer Monday with nary a real match on TV. Thank heavens for that rivalries in soccer series I put on DVR a while back, the one labeled “In case of emergency …”

RASNoD (Random American Soccer Name of the Day): Amanda Cromwell

Twitter daps: content producer Jason Saghini ‏(@JasonSaghini): Wow, crazy stuff at PPL… TOR can’t buy a goal (NOTE: Goals are not for sale in Major League Soccer… this isn’t Italy… I kid, I kid)

New York Red Bulls defender Heath Pearce ‏(@HeathGPearce) on his All-Star appearance: Thanks to all my family, friends and fans for their votes. It’s truly an honor. I appreciate YOU ALL . A thousand thanks!! #3peat

PST background noise while blogging today:  Funky little mixtapes from DJ Sissy Ross

We’ll leave you with this: That photo you see (above, right) is apropos of nothing; I just like using random soccer pictures on the daily re-set.

*Always subject to change; you know how it is

Soccer world reacts to the Manchester attacks

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NBC News is reporting that at least 19 people have been killed and another 50 are injured following a possible suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester.

Multiple senior U.S. intelligence officials who are monitoring British authorities told NBC News that preliminary reports indicate that a single explosion took place outside the arena on the southwest side opposite the train station. The explosion occurred as the concert ended, catching people as they exited.

Soccer personalities around the world are reacting to the horrible event.

Juventus purchases Cuadrado from Chelsea

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If you didn’t realize Juan Cuadrado still belonged to Chelsea, you’re forgiven.

The Colombian attacker will complete his second season at Juventus after the UEFA Champions League Final against Real Madrid, and won’t be headed back to Chelsea afterwards.

Juve has purchased Cuadrado, and the fee is $22 million, and Juve will pay it over three seasons. Cuadrado, 28, is now signed through 2020 with The Old Lady.

Cuadrado first went on loan to Juve in Aug. 2015, and has eight goals and 18 assists in 83 career appearances with the club.

Chelsea bought Cuadrado from Fiorentina for around $32 million in the January 2015 transfer window, but made just 14 appearances with the club.

Report: Jermain Defoe meeting with Bournemouth

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Sky Sports is reporting that Jermain Defoe may head back to the south of England following Sunderland’s relegation.

Defoe, 34, spent two seasons with Portsmouth between 2008-09, scoring 15 goals in 31 appearances.

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The 56-times capped England striker had a clause in his Sunderland contract allowing him to leave the Stadium of Light were the Black Cats to be relegated, as they were this season. He’d have little interest in dropping into the Championship given his desire to stay a part of the England squad ahead of the 2018 World Cup.

Bournemouth’s strike corps includes Joshua King, who scored the most goals of any player not on a Top Seven side this season. King’s 16 goals were one more than Defoe’s 15, though the latter scored just one goal following a brace against Crystal Palace on Feb. 4.

Chelsea’s Conte wins pair of top managerial honors

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Antonio Conte took league and national honors from the League Managers Association on Monday night.

The Chelsea boss was named Premier League Manager of the Year and Manager of the Year after leading the Blues to the PL title and an FA Cup Final in his first year on the job.

Brighton and Hove Albion boss Chris Hughton nabbed another Championship boss of the year award after leading the Gulls to the Premier League. He also won the honor with Newcastle United in 2010.

The League One winner is Chris Wilder of Sheffield United. Wilder won the honor with Northampton Town last season.

In League Two, Paul Cook of Portsmouth was named the winner.