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Matt Pickens

Colorado Rapids goalkeeper Matt Pickens celebrates the team’s 1-0 win over the Columbus Crew during an MLS soccer Wild Card match in Commerce City, Colo., Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

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Birthdays of note: Colorado goalkeeper Matt Pickens turns 30 today.

Big Important Story of the Day: Herculez Gomez scored. Again. Stop us if you’ve heard this before. There’s about six weeks before Jurgen Klinsmann announces his 23-man U.S. roster for matches in May and June; expect to read a lot about the guy between then and now.

RASNoD (Random American Soccer Name of the Day): Steven Beitashour

Twitter dap: #USWNT’s Heather O’Reilly (@HeatherOReilly) , upon the team’s return from two matches in Japan:‏ “Japan was sick but happy to be home! Quick stop in LA with @teamjacq and @adidasUS for photo shoot #teamadidas”

Ahead on the blog today*: A look at the U.S. striker depth chart and a check on the U.S. women’s team after a win and a draw at the Kirin Challenge Cup, some U.S. player news out of England and links to a good interview on Herculez Gomez.

PST background noise while blogging today: Tunes supplied from KXT (“Music to the core”)

We’ll leave you with this: “When he gets a bee in his bonnet, he just won’t stop. That’s what makes him a good plumber.” No deep meanings here. I think. Just something funny I heard over dinner last night.

*Always subject to change; you know how it is