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The Morning Shot: Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Just a couple of things to give your morning that "kick" it needs.

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What if Nike had the MLS jersey contract?


 

These sorts of design concepts pop up every once-in-a-while, but this one might be the cleanest, sexist set of MLS kits we've ever seen. Not that adidas does a bad job, but sometimes forcing the "three stripes" into every jersey is a bit much. 

Best part of the whole concept? Sock game strong. 

Check out the whole collection.

The rise of John Strong, MLS announcer


Neat interview with Fox Sports' John Strong who rose from announcing high school football games on the Internet to the Portland Timbers to becoming the AMERICAN voice of soccer. 

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Union and Sporting advance to U.S. Open Cup Final. 


Philadelpha dispatched the Chicago Fire 1-0 while KC put on a clinic beating Real Salt Lake 3-1. The Union will host the Final for the second straight year on September 30th at PPL Park.  

Your coffee-spitting moment of the morning... Guinness factory's excess heat might help power local hospital.


Photo by Free Beer Movement

Breweries have a long history of upcycling their biproducts from spent grains going to local farmers or dog treats, but now a power source?

"A feasibility study is due to begin shortly on whether excess heat produced by St James's Gate could be recycled and used to heat the €650m hospital, helping to reduce costs, the Irish Independent has learned."

See ya tomorrow!

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