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ProSoccerTalk’s daily soccer re-set

Jul 6, 2012, 7:00 AM EST

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Soccer birthdays: Double threat Kenny Deuchar hits the big 3-1. The former Real Salt Lake forward once scored 11 goals in a single friendly. He’s also a practicing doctor.

And Zé Roberto (pictured) turns 37. The time, where does it go? And why is my hair not that cool?

Ahead on the blog today*: The weekend to come in MLS action; a little more about goal-line technology; some transfer rumors and realities; whatever else pops into the brilliant mind of some Steve Davis

Big Important Stories of the Day: Can the Montreal Impact, fueled by the arrival of Alessandro Nesta and Marco Di Vaio, make a late-season push for the playoffs?

What we should all watch on TV: Guatemala vs Mexico (CONCACAF TV; 10 p.m.) in the CONCACAF Futsal Championships. It don’t get much better than this. (Well, it does, but just not tonight.)

RASNoD (Random American Soccer Name of the Day): Carlos Llamosa

Twitter daps

Charlie Davies (@CharlieDavies9) hands out some daps for the return of his boy, Omar Gonzalez, from injury: @Omar4Gonzalez congrats on getting back kid! All the hard work paid off. Keep it going

On the journalist front, Grant Wahl (@GrantWahl) check in on Brazil’s monster squad for London: Brazil Olympic squad includes Neymar, Marcelo, Hulk, Pato, Thiago Silva, Ganso, Lucas, Rafael.

PST background noise while blogging today:  The new Raveonettes album.

*Always subject to change; you know how it is

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