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ASN Morning Read: We're All Named Jozy

No, seriously. The Dutch are starting to name their children after the on-fire American forward; Terrence Boyd's club could use a new stonemason; Brian Sciaretta finds another young talent.
BY Jesse Yomtov Posted
April 30, 2013
8:30 AM
  • In his latest post for The New York Times, Jozy Altidore details meeting a Dutch couple with baby that they had named after him. "If that’s not humbling—when people you’ve never met name their only child after you—then I don’t know what is in life," Altidore says. I may or may not have had the same idea during the Spain match in the 2009 Confederations Cup.

  • Supporters of Terrence Boyd's club Rapid Vienna aren't too pleased with the club sitting in third place, so they built a brick wall in front of the club's offices. You can't make this stuff up.

  • Brian Sciaretta introduces Americans to 17-year-old Desevio Payne, a right back with FC Groningen's youth team in Holland. Born in South Carolina to an American father and Dutch mother, Payne's family moved to the Netherlands when he was an infant. He was recently named a standby for the Netherlands U-18 national team, and could receive similar interest from the U.S. soon. "He has a strong USA connection and that is pretty much his preference," his father said.

  • After NBA player Jason Collins came out Monday, Leander Schaerlaeckens took a look at how soccer players Robbie Rogers and David Testo helped pave the way. Rogers also shared his thoughts on the historic day."I don't know him, but I was very happy and proud for him. But most of all, I was happy that our society gave him such a positive response," Rogers told E!.

  • Mexico is playing another friendly at Reliant Stadium, so Texans quarterback Matt Schaub took a surprisingly-not-awkward photo with Chepo de la Torre.

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