- Klinsmann looks to break Italy drought (by Associated Press), Preview: US set for true road test vs. daunting Italy side (by MLSSoccer.com) and Injuries, club schedules leave U.S. scrambling to prepare for Italy (by Grant Wahl) – discussing the upcoming game between USA and Italy and the fact that Klinsmann never won against Italy.
- Clubs and UEFA agree to drop August friendlies (by Reuters Limited) and FIFA Statement on ECA – on the recent agreement between European Club Association (ECA) and UEFA to alter the international calendar and the power struggle between ECA and FIFA.
- The art of refereeing solo (by Randy Vogt) – advice on the referee’s “diagonal” positioning.
- Texas trailblazer: Clint Dempsey has best season by an American soccer player in Europe (by Associated Press) and Landon Donovan leaves English Premier League with enhanced reputation (by Brian Straus) – on the great performances in the EPL of the two most accomplished and best attacking American players.
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