ProSoccerTalk’s daily soccer re-set


Soccer birthdays: Slim pickin’s today on birthdays. You saw where U.S. striker Alex Morgan turned 23 yesterday, right?

Ahead on the blog today*: Major League Soccer rankings ahead of Round 18 games, any transfer news from here or abroad and some set-up ahead of two MLS contests tonight.

Big Important Stories of the Day: Transfer news? Yes there will be transfer news. (Or at the very least, transfer speculation, rumor and whispers.)

What we should all watch on TV: Two MLS games begin Round 18 tonight, if you have MLS Live or the Direct Kick package:

Houston – Chicago (8:30 pm)

Portland – San Jose (10:30 pm)

RASNoD (Random American Soccer Name of the Day): Mark Dodd

Twitter daps:

U.S. women’s striker Alex Morgan ‏(@alexmorgan13): Thank you for all the birthday wishes!!

Soccer writer Daniel Robertson (‏@Bigdsoccer): Under Reported: Kevin Hartman will join the MLS 400 games played club on Wednesday. He will be the only member. writer Matthew Doyle ‏(@MLS_Analyst), having a little fun with the ways of the British press: Frank Lampard to the toilet. You read it here first.

San Jose Earthquakes striker and MLS leading scorer Chris Wondolowski (pictured) (‏@ChrisWondo), answering fan questions yesterday via Twitter: @CallinBaykur: @ChrisWondo what do you like to do on your free time away from the game?” playin golf and playin with my dogs