ASN Morning Read: No Holden Back, Again
More bad news for the United States national team midfielder: he'll miss between six and nine months. But you can't keep him down; two young stars adopt puppies; is the Gedion Zelalem dream over?
Stop us if you've heard this before: Stuart Holden will be out for an extended period of time due to surgery. Stuart Holden was awesomely and amazingly positive about the whole ordeal. Stuart Holden got engaged:
The Russians, clearly peeved about a petition from two U.S. senators to keep Russia out of Brazil, sent a letter to FIFA requesting the same thing. “It’s an eye for an eye, a ball for a ball. Don’t the let the USA take part in the 2014 World Cup! End their membership of FIFA,” Alexander Sidyakin and Michael Markelov wrote, which, I don't know, doesn't even really make sense. Also, don't you people have anything better to do? (We're looking at you too, Mark Kirk and Dan Coates.)
Remember that time Matt Besler and Graham Zusi adopted dogs from the same liter and got a writeup in the ASPCA newsletter? Besler names his dog Gipper, while Zusi chose Baci, meaning kisses in Italian. Everything about this is adorable.
Germany named potential future superdupermegastar Gedion Zelalem to its U-17 European championship squad. If he plays, he won't ever be eligible for the United States because he's not currently a citizen.
This is fun:
On Monday, "The Miracle of Castel di Sangro" author Joe McGinniss passed away. George Vecsey with a worthy tribute to a worthy man.
March 12, 2014
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