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U.S. roster tidbit revealed: congratulations Matt Besler! (And not just for the Kardashian-fabulous seating)

Feb 3, 2013, 5:19 PM EDT

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I am so not a fan of the Kardashians and this silly cult of personality catastrophe, this reality TV-driven ditch where people are famous for being famous. Well, and for leaked sex tapes … but pot-TAY-to, po-TAH-to, I suppose.

My next contract with NBC will actually include a clause that says “Kim Kardashian” can only be used as a punch line. If I have my way, at least.

But against all odds, Kim Kardashian has actually found a pathway into usefulness in our soccer niche today. Hat-tip to MLSSoccer.com’s Andrew Wiebe for alerting us to this one.

Seems that Sporting Kansas City’s Matt Besler found himself next to Kardashian on a flight into … wait for it … Miami!

(MORE: Discussing Jurgen Klinsmann and U.S. Soccer’s top secret rosters)

That means the SKC center back, who hardly seemed out of his element in earning that first U.S. cap last week in Houston, will be among Jurgen Klinsmann’s

Klinsmann and the U.S. Soccer staff ask players not to reveal whether they have been selected for internationals. Why? Good question.

It’s all rather silly; what’s the downside, after all, to announcing these rosters earlier?

I don’t usually get all worked up over it one way or the other, honestly. But if Kim freakin’ Kardashian is going to know more about the U.S. roster than the rest of us, well, I might start.

(MORE: Three Good Questions for SKC center back Matt Besler)

  1. geo91 - Feb 4, 2013 at 12:23 AM

    I like her.

  2. mdac1012 - Feb 4, 2013 at 9:09 AM

    Considering all the fat, snoring, armrest hogs I have had to endure on cross country flights over the years, sitting next to someone who looks like Kim Kardashian would not be awful. In fact, a 3 hour Tarmac delay would not be too bad either.

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