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 …
Soccer birthdays: Anyone heard from Fabio Capello lately? Well, if you run into the former England boss, maybe in an Italian art gallery or something or buying some fancy new eyewear, wish the man a happy 66th.
Big Important Story of the Day: Group C matters wind down today in Europe while, on our shores, the Galaxy took all three points in a match for the first time since April.
Ahead on the blog today*: Our “Offshore Drilling” features on both matches from Euro 2012, Team of the Day, etc. And we’ll tell you who made it happen in MLS during Round 15 with our Team of the Week and Player of the Week.
What we should all be watching on TV:
Croatia-Spain, 2:45 p.m. ET, ESPN
Italy-Ireland, 2:45 p.m. ET, ESPN2
RASNoD (Random American Soccer Name of the Day): Tony Meola
Twitter daps: U.S. women’s national team midfielder Tobin Heath (@TobinHeath), who faces Japan today in Sweden along with the rest of her side: beautiful day to play the beautiful game. #uswnt
L.A. Galaxy defender and Sunday goal scorer Todd Dunivant (pictured, above … @ToddDunivant), whose team collected a 1-0 win over Portland: Thanks to all of the @LAGalaxy supporters for sticking with us. It feels really good to reward all that good faith
We’ll leave you with this: Spain should go through today to the tournament quarterfinals; the world champs remain a high-quality side. Same thing with France tomorrow; that’s another team with ample horsepower. Then again, Russia should have gone through, as well.
*Always subject to change; you know how it is