Apologies for the delayed posting -- American football has diverted my attention during the PL off-week -- a las, here are some quick hits:
US loses to Brazil 4-2 but Ives says there are positives to take away from the match but Gooch needs to be replaced according to just about everyone (good analysis in the link therein).
Arsenal chairman says the club isn't up for sale, especially to Russian gangsters.
Glazers dispute more rumors about ManYoo's business operations.
Michael Ballack doesn't understand why he wasn't included on Chelski's Euro roster and Franz Beckenbauer doesn't understand why he made the move in the first place.
Tim Howard is doubtful vs. ManYoo after dislocating his finger against Brazil.
David Bentley defends his decision to back out of a previous U-21 England fixture, which has kept him out of McLaren's line-up.
Lampard and Hargreaves won't play but Stevie G will.
Iceland surprisingly draws with Spain after Spain went down to 10 men after a boneheaded kick by Xabi Alonso on an Icelandic defender.