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Wednesday Cannon Fodder: The nightmare ends

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Finally, getting back to normal

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So the internationals are over, and soccer as it was meant to be played - by obscenely rich clubs who assemble the best talent at the highest prices in order to beat other obscenely expensive clubs okay well when I say it like that it doesn’t sound like much but still it’s back so that’s great.

Anyway.

The US men’s team was held to a 1-1 draw in DC in front of a...let’s call it rapturous crowd of like 9,000 people by a Jake Gleeson-less New Zealand, which only about three people reading this will care about. Particularly the Gleeson part. You’re welcome, mrs. pdb.

Terrence Boyd, however, is back with the national team after a long injury recovery.

Welcome to the Bernabeu Dome.

Abby Wambach takes an...interesting position about American players and their birthplaces.

Petr Cech is in the Guinness Book of World Records. This guy is also in the Guinness Book of World Records, so.

This is kind of an interesting look at how clubs scout and sign young academy kids.

Surprisingly enough, one of the best managers in the history of the game was a bit of a control freak. Who knew?