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  1. The ‘Group of Death’ for United States in World Cup? It’s put up or shut up time for the red, white and blue

    Dec 6, 2013, 4:22 PM EDT

    Clint Dempsey and Cristiano Ronaldo will battle in the Amazon rainforest next June.

    Come in off the ledge, soccer fans. All is not yet lost. If the World Cup is the most anticipated event on the soccer calendar, then the World Cup draw is a close second. The draw happened Friday morning, and, um … things could have gone better for the Red, White and Blue. First, a…

  2. USA-Mexico, Dos a Cero, and the Cap On a Great Football Weekend

    Sep 10, 2013, 11:42 AM EDT

    An official holds up a red card against Mexico in the second half of a World Cup qualifying soccer match against the United States, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009, in Columbus, Ohio. The United States won 2-0. (AP Photo)

    Sports fans love to talk about bandwagoners. That word has a negative connotation in nearly every sports context, and “real” fans love to rag on anyone they think just bought their first replica jersey at the team store. “Yeah, well I had an Eagles onesie AND a Rodney Peete jersey!” I join in often when…

  3. Breaking News: It’s a HUGE Football Weekend (not that football, the other kind)

    Sep 6, 2013, 4:05 PM EDT

    Costa Rica US Soccer Wcup

    With my friend Davey taking care of today’s Union coverage, I’ll troll the soccer haters even more before the weekend arrives with a quick preview of a HUGE five-day stretch for your United States men’s national team. Many seemed to appreciate our quick preview of the last USA-Mexico games, and the Stars and Stripes have…