The European transfer season is upon us, and players, agents and club chairmen are crisscrossing the globe in search of pay days, pay days and pay days respectively. Keeping up with it is nearly impossible — there are those who try, with some better than others — and not something I plan on attempting any time soon. What rumors are true? Is that source safe? For many fans, filtering through it all every summer can be extremely stressful. And still for others, it’s a time of excitement. But regardless of how you feel about it, one things is for sure: with all of the wheelings and dealings set to go down over the next two months, it’s easy to be left with your head spinning.
So if you’re looking for a little break from the rampant speculation and baseless hype, I’ve kept the transfer fodder to a minimum in this week’s TWOL.
Want to know why transfer windows are called silly seasons? – sbnation.com
The MLS All-Star shirt is unique, maybe even cool. – foortball-shirts.co.uk
Peep the excellent Crew fan art of Massive City FFC. – massivecityffc.com
Buy me any of these and be my new BFF. – hypebeast.com
OKC goes from zero to two clubs: a good idea? – newsok.com
Nike can turn any open space into a pitch. – mipista.es (WARNING: Spanish)
Orlando plans to join MLS: hectic but well-planned. – scoringthird.com