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Monday “Meh” list: quick recap of the slightly overrated

Turkey vs United States

PHILADELPHIA - MAY 29 : Jose Torre #26 of the United States during a pre-World Cup warm-up match against Turkey at Lincoln Financial Field on May 29, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

Hunter Martin

People, places and things we noticed over the weekend that land on the over-done or overly praised side. Not necessarily awful but, you know, just “meh.”

  • Giles Barnes
  • Saying a game “is getting chippy”
  • Officially trademarked goal celebrations
  • Benny Feilhaber’s latest opportunity for Sporting KC, a start Sunday at Chicago
  • Jose Torres’ (pictured) latest opportunity to make an impression internationally
  • Silly marketing gimmicks in an All-Star selection process
  • Energy bars
  • Veracity of almost any individual report out of Europe involving the word “transfer” right now
  • WAGS (a summer staple, when things get a little slow in the actual game, you know)
  • Outrage over new kits
  • Any complaints the LA Galaxy lodge in 2013 after watching Robbie Keane crumble dubiously last week against Columbus
  • San Jose Earthquakes’ mini-revival under Mark Watson
  • Pundit rejection of $45 million transfer bids as pittance
  • Seattle Sounders when Osvaldo Alonso not in lineup