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The Carson Daily, Oct 11th

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Morning ladies, gentlemen, and associated mutants. Day full of Euro qualifiers and other associated FIFA matches. Robbie Keane and Landon Donovan won't be playing. According to Ices Galarcep, we shouldn't expect Edson Buddle either. 

 

Galarcep: Don't expect many changes for US vs. Ecuador - News | FOX Sports on MSN
Dont expect Jurgen Klinsmann to make mass changes as the U.S. comes off the first win of their tenure Galarcep

It does have a nice sound. Klinsmann coming off his first win. It's like that moment in a 1600s naval war when the winds change or the tide turns and suddenly the Armada aren't doing so hot. Speaking of privateers:

 

Klinsmann Bolsters American Identity of U.S. Team - NYTimes.com
Jurgen Klinsmann took the national soccer team to the Sept. 11 memorial in Manhattan to make a closer connection to its American roots.

Historical joke! Because privateers were pirates who would contract with different nations during their naval wars. Like Jean Laffite, fought with Andrew Jackson in the Battle of New Orleans. 50 Confidential points to anyone who can name which US war featured Andrew Jackson, Jean Laffite, and the Battle of New Orleans.

 

NICK GREEN: Stars shining brightly in this Galaxy - LA Daily News
In the wake of the Galaxys season-ending loss to Dallas in last years MLS Western Conference final, I wrote a column that offered several ways the club could take the next step and capture MLS Cup.

Sure but do they have a ship that can do the Kessel run in 12 parsecs? (two days in a row!)

 

GALAXY: Injury could sideline Keane - Soccer Blog - ESPN Los Angeles
CARSON -- The news isn't good out of Ireland, with Robbie Keane forced out of Tuesday's European Championship qualifying finale against Armenia...

That's a bummer. A whole month off it seems. Oh well, just think back to the Summer of 69: