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Hey, everyone!

MLS’ regular season resumed last night, and with Nashville’s Dax McCarty wearing an armband designed by teammate Jalil Anibaba.

Ramble of the Day

I love a good food comparison video, so when my sister shared this video comparing KFC in the U.S. and U.K., I was pretty interested.

Now, some takeaways in bulletpoint form, and with the reminder that I haven’t had KFC in years. The last time I was there, they had wedges instead of fries so I’ve never had fries from KFC.

  • I’m not shocked the portion sizes are bigger in the States, but how much larger is somewhat surprising. (The U.K. large is smaller than the U.S. regular!)
  • The first comparison of sodas already has me thinking of portion sizes in Parks and Recreation.
  • I thought I was fine with the size of the U.S. large fries, but then I realized I thought it was great because I intended on sharing that amount of fries.
  • I think I’m just getting hungry now watching the popcorn chicken, and I don’t even think popcorn chicken is the best way to eat chicken.
  • I feel like the U.K.’s chicken in the bucket looked more appetizing than the U.S. one.
  • It’s entirely possible I may never eat fries at a KFC after seeing that list of ingredients.
  • I love that there’s a spicier chicken sandwich option in the U.K., though I’d like to know if it’s actually spicy or just seasoned.
  • Who wants a hot take? I don’t like gravy and would rather it stay away from my mashed potatoes.
  • The famous bowl in the U.S. seems an abomination, similar on scale to Olive Garden’s pasta nachos. Represents the brand’s descent into exaggerated exploration into how far their audiences will go.
  • I agree that corn is better on the cob.
  • Looking at the U.K.’s baked beans makes me remember why I didn’t like them — they look like the worse version of what I saw in my elementary school cafeteria.
  • Chicken tenders is a better name than chicken mini filets.
  • I think I’d probably like the U.K.’s sauce choices better, but I’m good with honey mustard and ranch in the U.S. (I don’t know what the other two sauces taste like, so I can’t say.)
  • Imagine walking into a KFC in the U.K. to get some tea.

tl;dr: Watched a video comparing KFC in the U.S. and the U.K. and had some thoughts.

Stay informed, read this: Amira Rose Davis provides a brief history of protests by Black collegiate athletes in the U.S. for The Washington Post

Links of the Day

Barcelona’s Jean-Clair Todibo tested positive for COVID-19.

Racing Louisville hired Christy Holly as the team’s first head coach.

Linfield got the first coronavirus related bye in the Champions League after two KF Drita tested positive for COVID-19.

The women’s Community Shield will be played for the first time since 2008 between Chelsea and Manchester City.

A Paul Gascoigne biopic is in the works, and is set to be an adaptation of his 2005 memoir.

Transfer updates: Southampton signed Mohamed Salisu from Valladolid; Villarreal signed Francis Coquelin and Dani Parejo from Valencia

A longer read: Rory Smith on how Atalanta’s incredible Champions League run coincided with Bergamo’s coronavirus outbreak, and how the team is linked to the city’s identity for The New York Times