2. Is Roberto Martinez covering the Confederations Cup for ESPN to help his future broadcasting career or to scout players? If Giovani Dos Santos ends up at Everton this Summer, I guess we know the answer.
3. This Saturday in Piscataway, the two top teams in NWSL face off in a possible preview of the NWSL Championship match. Hopefully for the Sky Blue and Portland Thorns players, the match will get the attention it deserves from the New Jersey faithful.
4. Seattle. Soccer City USA. All of America is screaming about how great the atmosphere was at the United States - Panama match. For those not living in the Pacific Northwest, come back for any Sounders game, the supporters are always like that. We are spoiled in Seattle.
5. Brendan Rodgers thought he was doing a nice little bit of public relations by being interviewed by a nine year old. Then young Finn asked, "When I'm naughty, my mum bans me from playing on my Playstation 3. What do you when the players are naughty?". And is Rodgers rocking the snood around his neck? Maybe the Liverpool manager is to blame for those new away kits!
7. The Tom Sermanni era as Head Coach of the US Women's National team is off to a great start with eight wins in two draws since he took the reigns in January. The winning is expected, but the inclusion of new players is an eye opener. Three current college players - Crystal Dunn, Morgan Brian, and Julie Johnston - have all earned their first caps this year. Add in Christen Press and Kristie Mewis and Sermanni's starting a youth movement with the national team program. I like it.
8. Seriously, two responses to the "Question of the Week"? I won't be discouraged. Here we go again. Better free kick goal in the Confederations Cup - Pirlo or Suarez? Share your answer below.
10. Speaking of Sermanni and the National Team, on Thursday night the red, white and blue take on South Korea in Red Bull Arena. Here's hoping Sermanni sticks around New Jersey for a few more days and takes a look at Katy Freels, the creative midfielder for Sky Blue. I think she would look good in the stars and stripes.
11. Jurgen Klinsmann has been proving a lot of his doubters wrong the last few weeks. Three wins a in a row including two World Cup qualifying matches. A win on Tuesday against Honduras would just about secure a spot in the 2014 World Cup for the United States.
12. It looks like a good time to travel to Italy. The U21's play for the European Championship against Spain on Tuesday night while the senior side is off to a good start in the Confederations Cup. Maybe on Saturday I'll be in an Italian cafe in Venice wearing a Balotelli jersey...probably not. Ciao.