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ASN Morning Read: Davis and Wondolowski, BFF

Nearly a decade after first playing together in San Jose, the two MLS veterans discuss their bond as they get set to head to Brazil; The national team takes on the 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass.
BY Jesse Yomtov Posted
June 06, 2014
8:02 AM
  • Great story from Kyle McCarthy on the bond between Chris Wondolowski and Brad Davis, whose relationship dates back nearly a decade. “It’s very special because I’ve seen the blood, sweat and tears he’s put into it,” Wondolowski said. “We’ve had different, but similar, paths in this whole scheme of things. I’ve really admired his perseverance and he’s really kept me going. I think I’ve kept him going as well. It’s really of those things where we’ve relied on each other.”

  • Since World Cup camp began, U.S. players have been wearing wristbands that detect their sleep patterns, characterizing the quantity and quality of their sleep. The team’s fitness director Masa Sakihana was on Germany’s staff during the 2010 World Cup.

  • The Guardian has been doing animated World Cup histories for every country in the tournament and the United States finally got the treatment. It’s hilarious and worth three minutes of your day:

  • The U.S. moved up one spot to No. 13 in the latest FIFA World Ranking.

  • Dealing with a lingering knee injury, Cristiano Ronaldo will sit out tonight's match against Mexico in Foxborough. This is why you don't pay a minimum of $75 to see an international friendly. “The situation is evolving,” Portugal coach Paulo Bento said. “In reality Ronaldo is not the only good player we have ... I’m unable to change the prognosis. I’m unable to change what we expect. When he’s ready to play is a decision that’s going to be made the same way it’s always been made.”

  • With Giuseppe Rossi missing out on another World Cup, some U.S. fans feel sorry for the man who chose Italy.

  • Michael Bradley stars in a new “This is SportsCenter” commercial:

    We’ll rank it behind Jozy Altidore’s spot from 2010, but ahead of Landon Donovan’s.

  • The ASN podcast debates the diamond formation.

  • Edgar Castillo is following Herculez Gomez’s lead and departing Tijuana. He’ll be joining Atlas, also in Liga MX.

  • The team went to TPC Sawgrass on Thursday for a tour and to take on the famous 17th hole. While Michael Bradley, Mix Diskerud and Brad Guzan apparently landed safety on the island green, here are some lowlights courtesy or DeAndre Yedlin and Aron Johannsson:
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