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ASN Morning Read: The Man Who Would Be King

In which we learn that Joe Gyau has some royal heritage, the Clint Dempsey face is doing battle with Reggie Bush, and Maurice Edu might be the best Twitter troll of them all.
BY Jesse Yomtov Posted
January 11, 2013
3:44 AM
  • Steven Goff profiles Joe Gyau’s road from suburban Maryland to Germany and the U.S. national team. You probably knew Gyau’s father was a U.S. international, but did you know his grandfather is literally a king in western Ghana? Your quote: "Since 1999, Nana has lived in Ghana, where, through family lineage, he is a local king presiding over an area in the western region of the country. He also is the nation’s former minister of sport." In other news, the Gyaus are awesome.

  • Alejandro Bedoya carried out a Twitter Q&A through the U.S. Soccer account. Highlights:

    Maurice Edu submitted some questions and ultimately was not pleased they didn’t get answered:

  • Today in "Holden Watch!": Stu Holden is back on the pitch, but Bolton manager Dougie Freedman doesn’t want to put a date on Holden’s return to first-team action. In fact, he's a little annoyed with everyone in the world offering their opinions on the matter. "In an ideal world I’d give him two more full reserve team games, but we don’t live in an ideal world," Freedman said. "We live in one where we have got to win games, so we have got to make the right decisions." (cc: Brian Fantana)

  • Major League Soccer announced Thursday that Livestrong Sporting Park will host the 2013 All-Star Game against a yet-to-be-determined opponent. Said commissioner Don Garber of Kansas City: “This market has just been so incredibly exciting for all of us at Major League Soccer—and really for soccer fans throughout the United States and North America.”

  • You should vote for #DempseyFace in SBNation’s “GIF Tournament.” Our man Deuce is the five seed, favored over the Miami Dolphins running back in the first round.

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