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ASN Morning Read: We Wait For Sunday, Ronaldo

As we count down to Sunday's game, Cristiano Ronaldo is the topic of conversation (as per usual); A trip down memory lane to the 2002 upset of Portuga; Alex Morgan scores two for the U.S. women.
BY Jesse Yomtov Posted
June 20, 2014
8:40 AM
  • How does the U.S. stop Cristiano Ronaldo? A handful of experts (including ASN Editor-In-Chief John Godfrey) weigh in on the biggest questions heading into Sunday’s game.

  • Nobody has any clue if Ronaldo is going to play (hint: he probably is), but Noah Davis explains why the U.S. should want the Portuguese superstar on the pitch.

  • Create your starting XI for the Portugal game. You know you want to.

  • Clint Dempsey has quite the black eye:
  • Some members of the 2002 team take a trip down memory lane and discuss the monumental win over Portugal in South Korea. DaMarcus Beasley: “You couldn’t believe it. You were just like, ‘Wow!’ It was surreal. You can’t fathom this really happened in a World Cup against Portugal.”

  • Baby Horse is back! Alex Morgan scored twice in a 2-2 draw with France at Rentschler Field in Hartford.

  • Matt Besler, Graham Zusi and their dogs:

  • You were just dying to know who Eddie Johnson thinks should fill in for Jozy Altidore, right? "No disrespect to Aron Johannsson, I could him seeing doing really well off the bench as he did last game. But obviously Wondolowski, he's used to playing with his back to goal and he keeps it simple. His movement off the ball is good and he's a hell of a finisher in the box."

  • On World Cup hamstring injuries.

  • The New York Times interactive department is dominating the World Cup.

  • There’s a family in Brazil with six fingers, who obviously wants Brazil to win its sixth World Cup.

  • John Brooks' goal syncs up well with "Turn Down For What":
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