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ASN Morning Read: Here Comes Cristiano & Portugal

If he tries that scissor kick garbage in Brazil, Brad Evans will knock him down. Probably. Definitely maybe. And a bunch of other relevant things happened in the soccer world, too.
BY Noah Davis Posted
May 14, 2014
8:18 AM
  • Oh cool, Portugal is loaded. Here are your forwards on the 30-man roster: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid), Éder (SC Braga), Hélder Postiga (Lazio), Hugo Almeida (Besiktas), Ivan Cavaleiro (Benfica), Nani (Manchester United), Rafa (SC Braga), Ricardo Quaresma (FC Porto), Varela (FC Porto), Vieirinha (Wolfsburg). Stop, just stop. (Germany and Ghana here.)

  • Who would you take to Brazil? Let us know with our interactive drag and drop. We can only assume this is how Jurgen Klinsmann picks his players as well.

  • Would you like a list of the refs who will try not to screw things up? Lucky you. Our personal favorites include American Mark Geiger and Germany's Dr. Felix Brych.

  • Sports Illustrated launched a Top 10 U.S. goals of all-time section, leading off with Bert Patenaude, who scored the first hat trick at the World Cup. My, how times have changed: "Patenaude and Gonsalves were so eager to get home that they took a train and then a bus from Providence rather than wait for the boat from New York. The pair 'have been kept on the hop greeting their friends,' wrote McGrath, who also delved into the players’ future with the Fall River Marksmen, the local American Soccer League juggernaut that was about to embark on a European tour."

  • We liked Will Parchman's All World Cup snub list, although we're not sure we'd include Eddie Johnson. Poor Samir Nasri. At least he has a supportive girlfriend.

  • Really nice stuff from AOPHX, former home of ASN in 10 or 15 Minutes host Jon Arnold:
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