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Carlos Bocanegra: Happy Trails To Us, Until We Meet Again

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Image Credit: Rangers.co.uk.

Stuart & Euan Holden: Hot ‘Ballers In Hats

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What we’ve learned from the footballing brothers Holden: for better or for worse, denim jackets are here to stay. Image via Instagram.

Kyle Martino & Kickette: ‘Special Branch’ Squad Selection

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Former LA Galaxy and USMNT midfielder Kyle Martino may have had the purest of intentions when he posted this on Twitter, but we aren’t going to apologise for jumping in, nicking his idea and exploiting it for all it’s worth.

For those who can’t be bothered to click the link, Kyle tweeted the following challenge last night:

“One player from each position (GK, Defender, Midfielder, Forward) under the tree this year, who is it?”

Now, we know Kyle was probably thinking in terms of skill levels, stats and benefits for your team as a whole, and you’re more than welcome to use those parameters in your selection process. But we figure there’s a bunch of you out there for whom a pick-up game wouldn’t be the first impulse if you rocked down the stairs on December 25th and discovered four players wrapped up like turkeys under your tree.

So, using whatever criteria you want to apply, who would feature in your elite ‘special branch’ squad? Why? Who wouldn’t make your trimmed tree’s cut?

And most importantly, how would you all spend the day**?

** Try and be creative. The idea that is currently rolling around your head is something of a given. And in all likelihood, your Grandma will be in the room.

Good Week/Bad Week: Buffoonery & Bitchfacing

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Don’t be misled, people. Despite Marco Borriello’s innovative approach to legwear, Roma’s Christmas party was not fancy dress. Luckily, other players performed marginally better in the fash stakes, as you can see here. Image via tumblr.

The party spirit has certainly overwhelmed Marco Borriello in this photo, and we must confess to spending a little too much time practicing for our own ‘do this week, too. This was despite David Villa’s busted leg, Nico Kranjcar’s attempt at hobo-chic and Guti’s experiments in facial hair ruining everyone’s good mood.

Heaven knows what next week will bring.

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WPS: Another League Bites The Dust?

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Images: wps.com, AFP PHOTO / JOHANNES EISELE.

The future of the Women’s Professional Soccer league (WPS) has been thrown into doubt yet again after the termination of the majicJacks franchise. The WPS, which comprised six teams prior to the ‘Jacks expulsion, was already operating under a one year waiver of the US Soccer rule that a league must have a minimum of eight teams to be recognised. It is now in the process of applying for a further waiver in time to reap the benefits of a USWNT showing at London 2012.

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