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Sound Off - EJ's social rank; Thiago signs; Roma's kit

We take a look at the social rank of Eddie Johnson, the USA kit man's amusing tweet and all the other essential soccer links and tidbits from the last week.

Things went pretty well in the opening edition of this little ditty so the powers that be allowed me to continue for a second week. Joy! Check out the latest that the footy world had to offer over the last seven days right here. As always, comments and suggestions are not only welcome but encouraged...only if they're nice though.

Link Madness - Get them while they're hot!


As if Mario Gotze wasn’t enough, Bayern also snagged Spanish youngster Thiago Alcantara from Barcelona for a cool 25 million euros (

Kyle McCarthy at divvies out his midseason MLS awards. No Seattle love in this one, unfortunately (

Houston’s Adam Moffat scored one heckuva volleyed goal against the New England Revolution. That may be an understatement (

Our friends at recently ranked the top social media characters in the American game. EJ ranked second overall. Really? Second? Just scroll down to the Instagram section... (

Looks like Stevie G will re-up with Liverpool at some point this week. Didn’t see this one coming at all as he's only been there for about 33 years (The Mirror)

Is USA international Jonathan Bornstein set to become the latest American to return to MLS? (The Goat Parade)

There are some pretty ugly kits in the Premier League this season. Just real bad (Football Shirts)

Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio believes that American forward and new Black Cats signing is one of the best forwards in Europe (Sunderland)

Former MLS-er Stuart Holden on the rise with both club and country. Good, always liked that lad (

The MLS All-Stars opponent in Kansas City later this month is AS Roma. This season, the Italian club has created its own kit. That’s right, no Nike, no adidas, no brand but Roma (


MLS Recap – A quick look back at the weekend’s play in the one and only Major League Soccer

The Red Bulls put a big 4-0 whoopin' on fellow Eastern Conference big boys Montreal - RECAP | Salt Lake City kept rolling in their 3-0 win over Dallas on the road - RECAP | A late winner from Andrew Jean-Baptiste gave the Timbers a big 2-1 win over the LA Galaxy in stoppage time - RECAP | Toronto's woes continued as SKC topped the Reds 3-0 - RECAP | Camilo kept scoring as the Whitecaps knocked off the Fire 3-1 at BC Place on Sunday - RECAP

Tweets of the Week – The best Sounders-related nuggets in 140 characters or less

Sounders defender Zach Scott weighs in on the #Sharknado craze that swept the internets this week.


Wonder why Brad is happy about this...





The now infamous USMNT kit man who added an extra 'W' to the last name of Chris Wondolowski for the USA's match against Belize has a little fun at his own expense.


Instagram of the Week - kinds of awesome

How did this man not get number one on the Social Ranks thing link (see above).


Video of the Week - Watch and be impressed



I've met Jorge Campos. The guy is an absolute hoot. This story (and accompanying goalkeeper fashion history lesson) really sums him up. Was Beckham before Beckham was Beckham.