Wednesday Quick Kicks

*The U.S. Women’s National Team is playing Norway right now. The truly fanatical can follow along on MatchTracker here.

*The Revolution plays the Galaxy Friday marking the first time former Los Angeles defender Chris Albright has played his old team since his trade to New England.

“I was kind of hurt by it. I was just kind of thrown away like that,” Albright told the Riverside Press Enterprise.

Read the whole thing here.

*Loyola Marymount has released its 2008 men’s soccer schedule.

*ESPN Deportes’ coverage of the Germany-Spain Euro 2008 Final Sunday was one of the highest-rated sporting events on Spanish-language television so far this year with a 10.08 rating.

*UCLA’s Brian Perk (Rancho Santa Margarita) and Eder Arreola (Chino Hills) as well as Chivas USA’s Jorge Flores (Anaheim) were named to a 16-player roster for the U.S. Under-20 National Team that will play Mexico July 12 in Laredo, Texas.

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