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Let's see what's going on, shall we?

I don't think I've used this one yet
I don't think I've used this one yet
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In the least surprising news ever, Roy Keane, the guy who ended Alf-Inge Halland's career after Halland tackled him once (WARNING: not for the squeamish) is in court facing charges of road rage.

Harry Kane says he's staying at Tottenham. So did Sol Campbell, in a link I will never stop linking to until Kane's transfer is announced.

Nasri says he's staying at City, world yawns.


The US Women take on Colombia in the first knockout round of the Women's World Cup on Monday.

Refereeing is always a sensitive topic in discussing soccer in the US. ESPNW thinks that the quality of refereeing at the WWC is actually hurting the women's game.

Meanwhile, on the men's side, the Gold Cup starts July 7th.

Speaking of cups, the US Open Cup played its fourth round this week, which is the first round to include MLS teams. There were a few surprises - NYCFC losing to NASL side New York Cosmos, New England losing to USL side Charlotte - but the most entertaining tire fire of all took place in (the) Seattle (area), where the Sounders lost to the Timbers after going down to seven men, thanks to three red cards and an Obafemi Martins injury after Seattle had already made their third substitution.

But that's not even the best part. Clint Dempsey's red card came as he was protesting the admittedly soft red given to his teammate Micheal Azira - Dempsey went over to the ref, stole his logbook, ripped it up, and threw it away.

After the game, Sounder coach Sigi Schmid said he'd like to "choke" the referee.