While all the talk about Oguchi Onyewu's potential transfer to a bigger club in France or England lingers in the air, Gooch is proving that he is not only ready to step into the role on the field but off the field as well. You see, these days the English tabloids aren't satisfied if a 'baller has great skills, tactical brilliance, and great speed - you need a top shelf WAG as well.
Now, Gooch's girlfriend, Persian model Salomé Khorasanchi has made the list of top WAGs in Europe (coming in at number 257) so he is nearly set (and it appears already jumping ahead into modeling). All he needs now is a big fat transfer offer.
Meanwhile, in actual football news, our pal Greg Seltzer has a nice scoop on Sacha Kljestan's potential new gig.
Also, its heartbreak for Hoffenheim as striker Vedad Ibisevic has suffered a knee injury that will have him out for the rest of the season.
And of course, here is a little something to get you charged up for the weekend...
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