News Balls

'Using your feet is for commies.' Read Dave Eggers' take on soccer in the USA. [The Observer]
World Cup scouting report on Man City striker Darius Vassell. [BBC Sport]
Is Robert Pires off to sunny Spain? I doubt it. [TEAMtalk]
When they say Wayne Rooney can play anywhere on the park, they're not joking. [Google Video]
Bayern search high and low for Michael Ballack's replacement. [soccer-weblog]
Lee Trundle. Lovely chap. [Guardian Sport]