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The Morning Kickoff: The calm after Sporting KC's big day

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I suppose something important happened yesterday. Several important things. By now, thousands of words have been written about Livestrong Sporting Park so I won't put a strain on your eyes by adding my thoughts. Here's what people are saying:

Sporting KC names stadium for Livestrong foundation

(The Star)

Sporting KC's stadium name is nearly pitch perfect

(The Star)

"My football team and I are going to save lives"

(The Sporting Times)

Sporting gets a sponsor

(Footie Business)

Innovative approach creates foundation for Livestrong Sporting Park

(Goal.com)

Sporting Kansas City brands stadium with Livestrong

(Match Fit USA)

Sporting KC give stadium naming rights to Livestrong for free

(Yahoo!)

The full details

• There was a game last night, and, according to Twitter (all from Real Salt Lake players)

it descended into a brawl.

• The team returns from Phoenix this afternoon to complete preparation for the season, which begins in Los Angeles on March 19.

• The Gold Cup was announced.

The United States will play in KC on June 14.

Sporting Kansas City did a fantastic job of overshadowing that news.

• Something else that the Livestrong announcement overshadowed:

Barcelona's 3-1 (4-3 aggregate) victory over Arsenal.

Barca's Xavi

"expected a lot more from (Arsenal) to be honest."

Arsenal's Cesc Fabregas

took "full responsibility" for the loss.

UEFA has

charged Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger and midfielder Samir Nasri with improper conduct.
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