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Jurgen Klinsmann's World Cup Qualifying roster is out, and Kevin Alexander explains what happened in that travesty of a game last night.

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I don't have anything to say about soccer right now that I haven't already ranted about in the comments and the match thread, so without further ado, here's today's news.

Slide Rule Pass - Monkey Jesus
This analysis of last night's match was posted in the comments but deserves a re-posting in case anyone missed it.

British football coach stabbed to death in New York
Mike Jones was a coach of the New York Red Bulls youth program.

Sporting KC midfielder Espinoza out 2-4 weeks
Roger Espinoza suffered a sprained ankle in SKC's game against the Columbus Crew.

Soccer By Ives: Klinsmann unveils 24-man roster
Klinsmann announces the roster for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers. Most surprising? Alan Gordon got a call-up; Jozy Altidore didn't.

Questioning attitude, work rate, Klinsmann omits Altidore
Klinsmann's explanation on Altidore's absence from the WCQ roster.

Slumping no more, RSL makes a surge
After a minor slump, Real Salt Lake is looking playoff-ready. I do believe they have the Timbers to thank for helping them snap out of their rough stretch.