Many of us are just getting a toe-grip on soccer, but it’s already time to learn about a different (but related) sport called Futsal. If Brazil wins the World Cup, Futsal could be why. According to Pele, the sport “makes you think fast and play fast. You try things, it makes you dribble. It makes you a better player.”

+ The secret of Lionel Messi. Walking.

+ Should the Americans, now without an obvious team to root for, be going Dutch? (With our team out and the biting dude suspended, let’s just hope Americans will even know the Cup is still going on…)

+ “Tim, you’re gonna have to shave your beard so they don’t know who you are.” Obama calls Tim Howard. (Thankfully, Howard didn’t block the call.)