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The Morning Kickoff: Rumors, Champions League, TV, Bunbury and Bannister

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The transfer window for Major League Soccer is about ready to close (officially, April 15). If Sporting Kansas City is going to sign someone (like, say, Aaron Galindo) it will have to be done before Friday.

The rumor mill was blowing yesterday about Colombian midfielder Diego Chara (and a $2 million transfer fee) coming to MLS (and Sporting KC) ... until Sporting KC boss Robb Heineman

abruptly dropped a 16-ton anvil on top of the mill.

Andrew Wiebe at has the first three-game breakdown of the year.

Good stuff. Read it.

An absurd (in a really good way) Q with Teal Bunbury.

From Yahoo!'s Dirty Tackle.

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