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Would You? Eric Lichaj, USMNT

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Eric Lichaj trains with the USMNT in October 2010. Definite thigh potential detected. Image source: AP Photo/Daylife.

If there’s one thing we can take from International friendlies, it’s the opportunity to become acquainted with some hot new faces that we may otherwise not notice. Thank you, FIFA.

Stemming from our call-for-USMNT arms and legs, today we’ve got defender Eric Lichaj (prn. Leehigh) to pass around for inspection. This tall, dark, farmer’s tanned man currently plays his club football with Leeds United, on loan from Aston Villa since earlier this year. Capped by the USMNT three times, we’ve got hope that this midwestern cutie sees his fair share of future chances since we can never resist a good pair of deep-set eyes and bulging calf muscles.

Image source: avfc.co.uk.

Although a quick Google trawl produces some concerning results in the hair department, he’s thankfully sorted his barnet by now. While we still need to explore his contribution to our abdominal department in further detail, early results indicate that we would.

Why the heck not, right Kickettes?

Kickette Catch Up: Weekend Gossip Cheat Sheet

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And what do we have here, USMNT captain Carlos Bocanegra? Our guess is a flash mob for the ‘Men with Dubious Taste In Shirts’ Facebook Group. Image Source: Facebook.

Saturday

- Good news came from the Nou Camp ahead of our always needed work-day reprieve: Barcelona defender/French international Éric Abidal returned home to rest after undergoing emergency surgery to remove a tumor from his liver. Via the club’s official word on the matter: “The player was discharged from hospital yesterday afternoon and is now resting at home. The post operation process has been satisfactory in all aspects and no complications have occurred.”

- AC Milan’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic was caught in another training ground bust-up; this time, he says, was just a case of ‘boys will be boys’ play fighting.

- Following a semi-interesting tryout with MLS side Sporting KC, one of the global football community’s biggest supporters/name droppers, Chad ‘Ochocinco’ Johnson, has been asked to stay an extra day and play in a Kansas City reserves match.

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Kickette Catch Up: Weekend Gossip Cheat Sheet

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Footballers having fun

Image: Carlton Cole’s Twitter account.

The Kickette Army tipsters were out in full force this weekend, and we’re ever grateful for the amount of real news items you all provided. Without your priceless assistance, we’d be pulling the goose feathers out of our duvet lairs one by one as we scrambled for stories.

Keep ‘em coming, Kickettes!

Saturday

- It was actually late Friday but we couldn’t resist sharing this pic of West Ham’s Carlton Cole chillaxing with his teammates, go carting and…clay shooting? Everyday we thank our lucky stilettos for the ‘ballers who willingly share their private moments on Twitter with the world.

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Getting Dressed 101: Charlie Davies, FC Sochaux-Montbéliard

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Image: Chris Floyd UK. Thanks to The Original Winger & ER for the spots!

This ain’t what the doctor ordered, but we’ll definitely take it.

Beach ‘Baller: Landon Donovan In Sydney – UPDATED

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Landon? While we seriously appreciate a sneaky glimpse at your epic hip dips during a stroll near the beach in Sydney, there’s a  price for our pleasure: their proximity to your hideous shorts. We only deal in freebies, if you don’t mind. Image: PacificCoastNews.com via Zimbio.

UPDATE: Landon’s response to this is all kinds of brill. He’s also got a new commercial out for The Wild Soccer Bunch. But, sadly, he keeps his shirt on.