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Welcome to Monday's installment of SBI's Recommended Reading.  Today we are truly world-wide, with stories coming in from Peru to Ghana.  Sit back, relax, and take some time out of your Monday to embrace some stories from this past weekend:

FC United give away 2,000 Eric Cantona masks at match as promotion for upcoming film [Manchester Evening News]

Ball-boys running amok in Argentina in two separate incidents [Reuters UK]

Swine flu leaves Mexican soccer stadiums empty [AP]

Impossible 45-meter slide-tackle goal from Karlsruhe's Sebastian Langkamp [YouTube]

The San Martin phenomenon – A small club getting attention in Peru [BBC Sport]

A stylistic analysis of the "Panenka" – the soft chip penalty kick [The Run Of Play]

Ghana coach has his eye on Nyarko [Chicago Tribune]

Happy to see the continued rise of FC United?  Prefer a hard driven penalty to a Panenka?  Glad to see more young MLS talent getting interest from their national teams?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. Ives,

    I just wanted to say great job on this site. I’ve been following it for about a year now and it just keeps getting better! I really like this new Recommended Reading section. Great stuff!

  2. I thought Nyarko said that he would play for Ghana only if he knew certain the USMNT would never call him up.

    Nyarko is gonna be a star. He just needs to realize that he can be the Number 1 option and doesn’t have to pander to McGod and Blanco when it comes to touches.


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