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The Morning Kickoff: Quick hitters

Not a whole lot going on today, just a few links to get your day started right. Starting with a Sporting KC rumor.

• A

report out of Nigeria says 21-year-old Flying Eagles midfielder Joseph Atang Thompson

is being tracked by Sporting Kansas City. According to the story, the American embassy in Nigeria has refused Thompson a visa. So, I wouldn't hold your breath. But it seems to fit the SKC foreign-player model.

• Is former Dallas striker Kenny Cooper coming back to MLS? Maybe. [Source:

MLS Rumors

]

• U.S. defender Oguchi Onyewu might be leaving AC Milan on loan during the transfer window. It's thought FC Twente in The Netherlands is the likely destination. Gooch isn't getting anywhere near the field in Milan, a move would be good for him. [Source:

Soccer Insider

]

• A different take on David Beckham's loan move: "Bravo Beckham for wanting more than MLS." [Source:

The Associated Press

]

• Who will be the next EPL manager to get sacked? Carlo Ancelotti (Chelsea), Gerard Houllier (Aston Villa), Roy Hodgson (Liverpool) and Avram Grant (West Ham United) are the likeliest candidates. [Source:

The Associated Press

]

• Brazilian superstar Ronaldinho will announce his new club today, according to his agent. [Source:

The Associated Press

• The Offside Rules has

a brilliant Clint Dempsey mixtape.

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