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ProSoccerTalk’s daily soccer re-set

Apr 20, 2012, 6:30 AM EST

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What we’re thinking, what we’re watching, what’s coming on the blog today and the RASNoD (Random American Soccer Name of the Day). Setting up your day in soccer …

Birthday of note: The birthday run on famous goalkeepers continues: Aston Villa and Ireland international goalkeeper Shay Given turns 36. (For bonus points, name Given’s trusty backup at Villa Park. Hint: he used to be a Gamecock.)

What we should be watching on TV: Need a little more Mexican in your diet? Try Morelia-Atlanta, 9 p.m. on Fox Deportes. Or German? How about some German? Try Mainz-Wolfsburg at 2:30 p.m. on ESPN Deportes.

Ahead on the blog today: MLS expansion talk, a fresh opinion on Clint Dempsey and starting to look ahead to the weekend here and abroad.

RASNoD (Random American Soccer Name of the Day): Bruce Murray

Twitter daps: Nick Rimando ‏ (@NickRimando): Nice little career for Frankie Hejduk to retire on. All the best to him in his next tubular adventure. Top dude!”

Peter Hirdt ‏ (@PeterHirdt): “Frankie Hejduk was one of 5 #USMNT players under Sampson, Arena & Bradley. The others: Keller, Lewis, Ralston, Corrales.”

PST background noise while blogging today: All those soccer podcasts I didn’t get around to yesterday. Darn you Rafa Marquez for dominating my day!

We’ll leave you with this: I ranked my top goalkeepers in Major League Soccer yesterday. It’s always fair to disagree. And I get that people are passionate about their clubs, which makes it impossible to be impartial. No worries there. But here’s the thing: everybody thinks their No. 1 belongs in the Top 5, at very least. But logically, that just cannot be the case. Right?

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