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Birthday of note: Alessandro Nesta, a giant among even his fabled Italian defending contemporaries, turns 36 today. Celebrate with some strong Italian roast. Make sure you put it one of those little European cups. That’s how Allesandro would do it. Also, commanding Manchester City center back Kolo Toure turns 31.

Important story worth following today: Bolton’s Fabrice Muamba remains in intensive care in London following Saturday’s collapse during a match due to cardiac arrest. Bolton, utterly distraught, may even pull out of the FA Cup.

RASNoD (Random American Soccer Name of the Day): Digital Takawira

Ahead on the blog today*: ProSoccerTalk’s weekly MLS Rankings, plus Player of the Week and Team of the Week for round 2.

PST background noise while blogging today: Anything that helps me catch up on March Madness, which was sadly, scandalously ignored this weekend.

* Always subject to change; you know how it is