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The Morning Kickoff: KC billboards, Ocho's locker and depth issues

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Be on the look out Sporting fans for four new billboards going up this weekend: Omar Bravo pulling off an overhead kick can be seen at I-35 North near Cambridge Circle and I-435 North at Woodend, Davy Arnaud diving for a header will be at I-70 and Blue River, and Kei Kamara trying a side-volley will be at I-435 North just south of the Truman Sports Complex.

Also, stay on your toes today. It's April Fool's Day, which means you can't trust anything you see on the Internet. Stay away from Twitter. Don't go to Facebook. Just read a book or play outside today.

MLSsoccer's Andrew Weibe had two stories yesterday:

The first on KC's continuing selection headache (and why it's not quite as bad this week as it was last)


Milos Stojcev out to prove he belongs in MLS.

According to TMZ (wow, never thought I'd ever type that),

Chad Ochocinco told KC to leave his locker the way he left it until he comes back next week. A closer look at KC's academy system.
This weekend's opponent, the Vancouver Whitecaps, are having their own selection issues.

Despite signing French/Algerian defender Mouloud Akloul (who won't play for awhile), regular defenders Michael Boxall and Jay DeMerit didn't practice on Thursday dealing with sickness and a groin injury respectively.

There will be a familiar face in the Starting XI for the 'Caps: Jonathan Leathers.

Did you know he diligently studies and plays the stock market? Is MLS the fourth-major sport in this country?

There's so much going on around Sporting Kansas City these days, we've pushed a lot of the international news to the periphery. Every major European league is back in action this week. Our TV guide is coming up later this morning.

In closing... How good is Lionel Messi? He can score two goals with one ball.