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ASN Morning Read: Charlie Davies Makes His Return

The former United States men's national team forward jumps into the Randers lineup for his first start; U.S.-Mexico scores massive television ratings; laser pointers are en vogue.
BY Noah Davis Posted
March 28, 2013
8:27 AM
  • Here's a name we haven't written in awhile: Charlie Davies will start for Randers Thursday. Good for him.

    One more: Davies. Goal. Azteca. Boom.
  • More than 2.3 million people watched the Americans take on Mexico on ESPN. That's more than double the previous record. The Spanish-language audience was massive as well. Next stop: Super Bowl numbers.

  • Japan plans to complain to FIFA about the use of laser pointers by the fans during its loss to Jordan. (Teams should really start protesting after wins or ties, too, but anyway.) Maybe the United States will jump onboard as well as laser pointers were a problem at Azteca, too.

  • Goalkeeper controversy? Simon Borg wants to make it happen. Jurgen Klinsmann won't say if Brad Guzan is in the running for the No. 1 American shirt, but he seems to be hinting in that direction. Good, because what's a U.S. camp without some drama?

  • This has nothing to do with American soccer, but it is cool: Pythagorean observations from the first three-quarters of the European seasons. Your quick takeaways: England and Spain should be closer, Jozy Altidore's AZ Alkmaar should be better, and PSG is dominant. Good stuff. Check it out.

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