What we’re thinking, what we’re watching, what’s coming on the blog today and the RASNoD (Random American Soccer Name of the Day). Setting up your day in soccer …
Birthdays of Note: Brad Friedel. Born 40 years ago today and the goalkeeper doesn’t look a day over 50. HA. We kid. Fun fact about highlights of the 2002 World Cup (see below): Friedel plays an increasingly prominent role as the tournament progresses. Where is that US team without him? We shudder to think. Happy birthday, big guy. We hope you’re still playing when you’re 80.
Ahead on the blog today*: Champions League final, the Juan Agudelo-Heath Pearce trade fall-out, and, of course, the weekend in MLS.
What we should all be watching on TV: Tigre vs Newell’s Old Boys, obviously
RASNoD (Random American Soccer Name of the Day): Jovan Kirovski
PST background noise while blogging today: “Flux” Bloc Party, on repeat
*Always subject to change; you know how it is