Upside: Attention throughout Europe

Their Words

"Our club continues to get a lot of attention throughout Europe. As we do with all of our decisions, we always think about the long-term impact on our organization, as well as the short-term. Ultimately, this opportunity allows us to re-invest back into the club and solidify our core group of players." Sporting KC coach Peter Vermes on the Kamara loan deal.

The Radar

  1. Altidore's response.
  2. USA - Canada ends scoreless.
  3. Klinsmann's lineup for Honduras.
  4. Aston Villa's issues.
  5. ESPN opts for Mexico.

Ten Stories

Despite quiet night, Besler, Gonzalez state their US case - from MLSsoccer.com's Darrell Lovell: While those attempts didn’t always come off, the thought process behind them may have caught Klinsmann’s eye.

U.S. vs. Canada: Americans sluggish in 0-0 draw in World Cup prep - from The Sporting News's Brian Straus: That breakthrough never came.

U.S., Canada play to another scoreless draw - from ESPN's Jason York: The U.S. completed 130 passes into the attacking third of the field, which nearly doubled its total in June’s scoreless draw against Canada.

U.S. talent pool looks more like puddle in 0-0 draw - from SI.com's Tom Dart: This was not an occasion to find positives.

FA Cup spilleth over: shocks aplenty keep the competition alive - from World Soccer's Brian Glanville: But ‘giant killing’ has always remained one of the greatest attractions of the Cup....

Five reasons Mexico wants to beat Denmark - from Goal.com's Brent Latham: Wednesday night should be the proof that this year won’t be a letdown.

City unloads problem child Balotelli - from Fox Soccer's Lander Schaerlaeckens: The spark was put to the fuse, and two and a half seasons of fireworks followed.

Wayne Rooney paying the penalty at Manchester United for misses and contract row - from Backpage Football's Willie Gannon: That has never been the case since Rooney joined the club in 2004.

IN MEMORIAM: MALCOLM BRODIE MBE - from The Football Writers' Association: "This was the era when football controlled the competition without starting time edicts from television, commercial enterprise or vested outside interests."

Secirong 2013 - A big year for Brazil and the football industry - from Soccerex: Away from the stadiums, FIFA has also recently alluded to Brazil’s increasing crime rate.

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