Good Thursday to you all! Today’s DKA is chalk-full of news from all over. San Jose is getting their stadium, team rosters are getting released, Benny Feilhaber’s amazing bicycle kick and NASA has found particles in space shaped like… soccer balls! We’ve got it all in your Daily Kick Around!
God is a soccer fan, you guys. Scientists too. NASA stated today that astronauts have found solid soccer-ball shaped molecules – which they call buckeyballs – in outer space that will help them understand the structure of matter and, quite possibly, life in outer space. That’s pretty cool if you ask us! Now soccer is just not a beautiful game on Earth, but in the cosmos too! (okay, that was corny, I’ll admit.)
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Congratulations are in order for San Jose Earthquake fans! You get a new stadium!! How exciting is that?
Pre-season games are starting to kick off in Arizona and the New England Revolution had a great win last night over the L.A. Galaxy. The best part of this game, though? The absolutely beautiful bicycle kick from Benny Feilhaber. I’ve watched it several times, you will too.
People are starting to crack down on offensive chants, folks. Porto FC announced they plan to file a complaint with UEFA over Manchester City fans chanting “You happen to be not outstanding” to Porto player Hulk during the match Wednesday. It would be interesting to see how this plays out.
It seems the thought of some change coming to England’s squad has slipped away. The only big surprise the new Three Lions manager Stuart Pearce made was bringing in 25-year-old sensation Fraizer Campbell. Hmm. Seems like the winds of change are NOT happening in England.
Jurgen Klinsmann had no big surprises in his USMNT roster. The men in red, white and blue will take on Italy next Wednesday. Clint Dempsey and Landon Donovan will be paired up, which is exciting. For me the biggest snub was to midfielder Sacha Kljestan, who has been rocking it lately.
Real Madrid fans were dealt some bad news today. Karim Benzema will be out for a total of three weeks after picking up a muscular injury against the club’s game against CSKA Moscow this week. He’ll miss a total of four Real Madrid matches and the upcoming France friendly. Get well soon Karim!