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ASN Morning Read: Onward, to Estadio Saprissa

It looks like the United States national team will be playing in one of the most difficult venues in CONCACAF; smart thoughts about EPL vs. MLS on television; a bird dumps on a star.
BY Noah Davis Posted
April 17, 2013
9:47 AM
  • Jonathan Tannenwald puts together a really smart column about NBC's new relationship with the English Premier League and what it means for MLS. A must-read for all soccer fans in the United States. Seriously.

  • The president of the Costa Rican federation says his country will host the United States at Saprissa Stadium, not the new national stadium. Honestly, that shouldn't come as too much of a surprise to Jurgen Klinsmann and the rest of the American contingent. It always made more sense for them to play there than anywhere else. In 2009, the U.S. fell 3-1 in World Cup qualifying at the intimidating, run down venue.

  • Tickets for some upcoming national team matches are selling like hot cakes. Yes, red, white, and blue hot cakes. According to Grant Wahl: "29K tickets sold for USA-Panama WCQ in Seattle, 28K for USA-Germany friendly in DC." Good numbers for both of those so far.

  • Charlie Davies is ready:

  • And finally, Stuart Holden, now with more luck?:

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