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ASN Morning Read: Monday in Columbus

We're coming to you direct from Ohio where the United States will play Mexico in World Cup qualifying on Tuesday night. The American squad is preparing to take the field despite being shorthanded.
BY Noah Davis Posted
September 09, 2013
7:35 AM
  • Jurgen Klinsmann brought in reinforcements for the Americans' match against Mexico and he says the four new guys are ready to go. Clarence Goodson, one of those players, should get the start and isn't afraid of the challenge. It's all just another soccer game, you know? Except, of course, when it isn't. Which is now.

  • The American head coach also had some less than happy words about two of the yellow cards his team picked up on Friday night in Costa Rica: "Jozy Altidore‘s little push—you don't give a yellow card for that in the 92nd minute. The foul on Matt Besler was not a foul. [Joel Campbell] faked it."

  • Photos? Yeah, we have plenty of those.

  • Sweet infographic time:

  • To beat Mexico, the U.S. must use El Tri's desperation against them, integrate the new faces seamlessly, control the midfield, shut down Chicharito, and have patience, writes ESPN's Doug McIntyre.

  • Michael Bradley is underpaid. Show him the money.

  • The New York Red Bulls moved to the top of the Eastern Conference with a win over the Houston Dynamo thanks in part to this remarkable save by Luis Robles.
  • And finally, we inch closer and closer.

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