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ASN Morning Read: Why Isn't It Tuesday Yet?

The team arrives in Salvador and speaks confidently ahead of Tuesday's showdown with Belgium; An American referee goes where no American referee has gone before; Is Joe Gyau going to Borussia Dortmund?
BY Jesse Yomtov Posted
June 30, 2014
7:49 AM
  • Belgium may have beaten the U.S. twice in the last three years, but Jurgen Klinsmann is as confident as ever. "We have absolutely no fear at all,” Klinsmann said. “It’s one of kind of the secret favorites in this World Cup because of the players, individual players, that they have.

    “But now comes a lot of other elements to it. Meaning total focus, peak at the right time now, call everything you have in yourself and be ready for 120 minutes plus penalty shootout.

  • Who should start against Belgium? You tell us.

  • Mark Geiger is handling today’s France-Nigeria game, becoming the first American to referee a game in the knockout stage.

  • Matt Besler has been stellar.

  • Hadn't heard Joe Gyau's name in a while but...

  • That fan in the Teddy Roosevelt costume: "I’m just the lucky dummy they cut to after scoring the goal.”

  • Teammates and national champions at Maryland, Omar Gonzalez and Graham Zusi have played important roles in Brazil.

  • Brazilians are wondering what’s going to happen to the World Cup stadiums after the tournament.

  • With obscene hotel prices, many tourists have chosen to stay in Brazil’s favelas.

  • U.S. players reacted to Mexico’s loss, but Zusi chose not to weigh in:
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