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OMG. Alex, I see FIIIIIIIIIIREWORKS! Who would’ve thought that Alex Morgan could become even hotter simply by becoming Katy Perry. Katy Perry doesn’t even look this good!

ESPN the Magazine is putting out its special music issue, so apparently it required Morgan to dress up as Perry so that we can all lose our minds. Mine’s gone, how bout yours?

 

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Turns out, after winning the gold medal in the 2008 Olympics the U.S. WNT had to endure the dreaded “talk of shame.” (Get it? Sigh …)

That’s because Solo says the team was still feeling happy drunk out of their mind when they appeared on the “Today” Show (above). Here’s what she told ESPN The Magazine:

“When we were done partying, we got out of our nice dresses, got back into our stadium coats and, at 7 a.m., with no sleep, went on the ‘Today’ show drunk. Needless to say, we looked like hell!”

This hasn’t been the best of weeks for Hope Solo, but I thought she actually carried the interview off well.

Could’ve been a lot worse, just ask David Luiz.

 

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Kei Kamara will be coming to an ESPN The Magazine stand near you. We know this because the Sporting KC standout tweeted us a cool sneak peek of his photo shoot.

Kamara offers a great story, chronicled in this must-see documentary, and is good for the game.

Check out the photo he tweeted after the jump.

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Even with things crumbling all around them, Barcelona is still making it rain.

ESPN The Magazine has compiled a Money Issue salary project that reveals that the Spaniards have mucho dinero. Of course, we already knew that, but what might surprise you is that Barca’s payroll runs laps around that of the New York Yankees.

278 teams in 14 major pro leagues were included in the ranking (which was done in U.S. dollars and sorted by average salary), with the poor Columbus Crew finishing dead last at 278. Maybe it’s their sponsor design.

Anyway, below is the top ten, and here is the full list.

1. Barcelona, average salary $8.6 million
2. Real Madrid, average salary $7.8 million
3. Manchester United, average salary $7.4 million
4. Chelsea, $6.8 million
5. Los Angeles Lakers, $6.3 million
6. New York Yankees, $6.2 million
7. AC Milan, $6.1 million
8. Bayern Munich, $5.9 million
9. Philadelphia Phillies, $5.8 million
10. Internazionale, $5.7 million
278. Columbus Crew, $89,000

 

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