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The Morning Kickoff: U.S. unveils new third kit

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When the U.S. men's national team takes the field on Saturday in a friendly against Argentina (the game is at 6 p.m. CT on ESPN2), they will do is a brand-spanking new all-red third kits. Designed by Nike, the environmentally-friendly jerseys are made entirely from recycled polyester, with each jersey being produced from up to eight recycled plastic bottles.

• Ahead of this weekend's game,

Chicago traded for Houston forward Dominic Odurro

who just so happened to destroy Kansas City last year with diagonal runs.

• An extended article from The Football Ramble about

The Cauldron and the 300-strong group traveling to Chicago this weekend.

• I'll be out at Sporting Kansas City training today, covering more of the Chad Ochocinco sideshow. It should be a very interesting day, as he'll fully train with the team the entire session. At least, that's what coach Peter Vermes said yesterday.

There are 57 countries represented in Major League Soccer. Very interesting map.

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