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ASN Morning Read: Landon Donovan on the Shelf

The Los Angeles Galaxy star is set to sit out for at least a few more days while on the Michael Bradley plan; Sacha Kljestan takes names but doesn't exactly kiss butt in the Champions League; and more.
BY Noah Davis Posted
September 18, 2013
8:46 AM
  • Injury alert: Landon Donovan will miss Wednesday night's CONCACAF Champions League match against Isidro Metap├ín with a sprained ankle.

  • Anderlecht lost 2-0 to Benfica, but Sacha Kljestan played the entire match:
  • U-20 forward Alonso Hernandez dribbled a whole bunch then slipped a pass to his Monterrey teammates who scored.
  • Australia asked FIFA for compensation if FIFA moves the 2022 World Cup to the winter and FIFA was like heck no. Or, more to the point: "There is no ground for any speculations."

    Elsewhere in that piece, a classic Sepp Blatter quote: "You can cool down the stadiums but you can't cool down the whole country and you can't simply cool down the ambiance of a World Cup." What temperature is the ambiance of a World Cup, exactly?

  • Here's an impressively long piece about the history of the World Cup.

  • Food for thought:
  • More food for thought:
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