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ASN Morning Read: Our Lonely Eyes Turn to 2014

The United States national team ended its 2013 season with a 1-0 loss in Austria. We have a man on the scene, as well as the rest of the news from around the soccer world that you need to know.
BY Noah Davis Posted
November 20, 2013
8:57 AM
  • It wasn't the best game, it wasn't the worst, writes ASN's Brian Sciaretta who took in the match and will be filling more throughout the day.

  • Can we interest you in some highlights:
  • Or what about player grades? Ouch: "Brek Shea, 3.5—Was largely ineffective in the first half, save for digging the ball out to keep one attack alive. Looked far too passive. Tried to pick it up in the second half, but was deservedly pulled after 56 minutes."

  • Welcome to MLS, Orlando City. Why you would announce this yesterday, with all the goings on in the soccer world, makes no sense to us.
  • Half a world away, Egypt defeated Ghana 2-1, but lost 7-3 on aggregate and won't be going to the World Cup. The Pharaohs won't keep coach Bob Bradley around, although someone should give him a very large medal or something. Not that he'd accept it. On to the next challenge.

  • Bring on the new year:

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