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The Morning Kickoff: A subdued news recap

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First and foremost, my thoughts and prayers go out to

Japan and those in the tsunami zones this morning. the J.League cancelled all games this weekend.

It's difficult to think of anything else -- especially something as frivolous as sport. So, today we'll have a somewhat muted Morning Kickoff.

Andy Edwards at The Daily Wiz took a few pics of Livestrong Sporting Park lit up at night.

• I can't find the story link on Sports Illustrated, but local boy and America's favorite soccer writer Grant Wahl, picked Sporting Kansas City to finish second in the Eastern Conference on

the SI Soccer Roundtable podcast.

Oh, and he picked them to face the Los Angeles Galaxy in the MLS Cup. See, you love Wahl even more now don't you?

MLS Talk picks SKC second in the East and has them in the Conference Finals.

• Andrew Wiebe finds out...

What Ever Happened to Jose Burciaga Jr.?

What, they weren't already?

Arsenal in goalkeeper crisis.

Liverpool's Steven Gerrard ruled out with groin injury.

Fernando Torres says he had to flee "chaos" at Liverpool.