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ASN Morning Read: It's U.S. WCQ Roster Day!

Jurgen Klinsmann will announce the two dozen players set to take on Costa Rica and Mexico in crucial World Cup qualifiers; Geoff Cameron makes a mark; a young women's star offers her thoughts.
BY Noah Davis Posted
March 18, 2013
9:24 AM
  • The American head coach plans to release the United States roster sometime today, and we'll have all the coverage that's fit to print as soon as that happens. Check back early and often. As if you don't anyway.

  • Jonathan Spector hurt his ankle ligaments, which means he will not be joining the U.S. for its upcoming qualifiers. Jonathan Spector was going to join the U.S. for its upcoming qualifiers? The defensive ranks must be... thin.

  • Onesie-wearing Geoff Cameron says Stoke City's players remain behind manager Tony Pulis despite the club's poor run of form. ("We all Pul together." Get it?) But seriously, how cool is it that Geoff Cameron is getting quoted in an English paper talking about the manager of his EPL club? Talk about a rocket-fueled ascension.

  • Rising U.S. women's star Christen Press does the whole diary thing with a philosophical entry focusing on angst. It's worth a read, but here's a highlight: "I now have six caps under my belt. I’ve spent all but 40 minutes of my total time in a USWNT jersey playing in the midfield. I’ve started three games. I’ve had moments where I felt I was at my best: comfortable and confident and gliding. And I’ve had spouts of time where I was uninvolved, lost, and totally disconnected out on the wing. I’ve scored goals and felt reassured that I can, most certainly, do this; and still, the next day I was too nervous during a warm-up to produce a clean five-yard pass, doubting if I belong."

  • In non-American soccer news stories, the Times' mea culpa for the whole Qatar Dream League thing.

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