Wake Up, Backpost

It was a busy weekend both here and abroad, as the MLS semifinal first-leg playoff games kicked off, and Americans hit the field en masse in England, led by Clint Dempsey, who scored two for Fulham on Saturday.

For the MLS recap, get thee to MLS Soccer dot com, and read our “Monday Postgame” column.

For our Premier League rewind, check back here shortly.

Superintendent Sal, by the way, was in fine form this morning regarding both Manchester United’s controversial goal against Tottenham, and Chelsea’s 2-1 win—“Oooh, man, did they get lucky”—over Blackburn.

We will now mainline some black coffee and have at it.