The Seahawks, despite clinching a playoff berth in their win over the Cleveland Browns, have a growing injury list. Perhaps they should take Megan Rapinoe up on a joint rehab offer.
In their quest to sign every keeper in modern MLS history, Orlando City has grabbed Joe Bendik from Toronto FC. You may remember Bendik as the guy Toronto elected to bet the future on over Stefan Frei.
When taking the reins of a storied soccer club, the best thing a new coach can do is win and score goals. Over the weekend, Rafael Benitez' Real Madrid did just that, scoring ten goals in a single match (a feat no La Liga team has managed since Benitez himself was born.) But given the circumstances (an early deficit, a relegation zone team, benefiting from two opposition red cards,) fans at the Bernabeu) weren't all that impressed, instead seen booing the home team. Because nobody likes a bully.
We might find out what Sepp Blatter's inter-FIFA fate holds as early as today, when FIFA's ethics committee rules on his case as well as that of Michel Platini. But really, it isn't those two on trial: based on the ruling, we will have an idea of just how ethical that particular committee is.
More's coming out about Neil Lennon's blackmail situation, with enough drama to fuel a five-part TV miniseries.
Bob Bradley has finally found himself a "big football country" in France, according to an interview with The Guardian. SORRY AMERICA WASN'T BIG ENOUGH FOR YOU BOB.
You remember that jingoistic comment that Abby Wambach let loose with to ruin the goodwill people were feeling with her departure? Landon Donovan kind of agrees, and of course tied it back to Mr. Jurgen Klinsmann.
And all the while every other country is trying to steal America's young talent. THANKS KLINSMANN.