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Seattle Sounders v Real Salt Lake

SANDY, UT - JULY 4: Head coach of Real Salt Lake head coach Jason Kreis reacts to a call during a game against the Seattle Sounders during the second half of an MLS soccer game July 4, 2012 at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah. Real Salt Lake and the Seattle sounders tied 0-0.(Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)

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Soccer birthdays: Denílson turns 35. He was the world’s most expensive player when he signed with Betis in 1988. See also: awful with FC Dallas in 2007. But we don’t hold grudges here at PST. Happy birthday to a true legend.

Big Important Story of the Day: Hmmm, so many options. But what do you want to talk about? We’re here for our readers, after all.

RASNoD (Random American Soccer Name of the Day): Phil Weston (Will Ferrell’s character in Kicking & Screaming. Yeah, that’s a deep cut.)

*Ahead on the blog today: Steve Davis returns with a vengeance. He’ll have thoughts on the Los Angeles Galaxy-Isidro Metapan match, your glorious weekend preview, the Daily Dempsey (because, you know, it’s a new day), and anything else that jumps from his mind to his fingers and then onto your face.

Twitter daps:

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What you should watch on TV: Real Salt Lake travels to Philly and attempts to right the ship. A midweek CCL win helped but victory in MLS would go a long way toward making us all stop worrying about Jason Kreis’ club.

If the MLS playoffs started today:

Eastern Conference

(Wildcard round)


  • D.C. United at Chicago

(Second round)


  • Sporting Kansas City vs. Wildcard winner
  • New York Red Bulls vs. Houston

Western Conference:

(Wildcard round)


  • Vancouver Whitecaps at L.A. Galaxy

(Second Round)


  • San Jose vs. Wildcard winner
  • Real Salt Lake vs. Seattle

*Always subject to change; you know how it is…