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U.S. Soccer's crest looks exactly like a youth baseball league's logo

A bad look, and very funny.


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U.S. Soccer unveiled their new crest on Monday. It looks a lot like this youth baseball league's crest. The youth baseball league's crest came out before U.S. Soccer's, and they're identical. There's no way one didn't rip off the other, or something else extremely similar.

Leaks of the USSF crest surfaced on the internet in early 2015, and they spent a lot of money on it, so they probably didn't steal it from a youth baseball league. But this is really funny, and it's OK to laugh about it.

Goal of the day

This one from Gonzalo Higuaín nine seconds after a kickoff. (r/soccer)

In the news

UEFA raised Champions League final ticket prices and is distributing less than 60 percent of tickets to fans of the finalists. (Guardian)

Michael Carrick doesn't know if he'll have a job at Manchester United next year. (Sky Sports)

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is out two months. Given his form, that's probably him out of the Euros. (BBC)

"We want to defy all the odds that are against us." Arsène Wenger, about beating Spurs and Leicester. (@Arsenal)

On the topic of questionable leadership at Arsenal, Charlie Adam says they have no vocal leaders on the pitch. (Mirror)

Zinedine Zidane says the story about Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly disrespecting his teammates is taken care of and over. (ESPN FC)

Madrid won't have Luka Modric for their next game. (AS)

Fun with silly rumors: James Rodríguez and Isco are on the transfer list. (MARCA)

FIFA's acting president got paid a bonus to pass anti-corruption measures. Amazing. (SI)

You should be reading

Billy Haisley on the EPL title race being a ridiculous amount of fun. (Deadspin)

Iain McIntosh on how to get better at FM16, for regular people. (The Set Pieces)

Mohamed Mohamed on rising Ligue 1 star Ousmane Dembélé. (Stats Bomb)

What happened on Monday

Napoli was held by Fiorentina, so they've fallen behind Juventus. (The Siren's Song)

What to watch on Tuesday (click for listings, all times ET)

Bundesliga: 2 games (2 p.m.) -- Hannover-Wolfsburg is the FS1 game. Meh.

EPL: 5 games (2:45 p.m.) -- Leicester-WBA and Chelsea-Norwich are the headliners.

La Liga: 2 games (from 3 p.m.) -- If you believe in the Atléti title dream, they're on

CCL: 2 games (from 8 pm.) -- Both MLS sides are pretty screwed.


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