ASN Morning Read: Suspended But Watching
Just because Jozy Altidore missed the United States' World Cup clinching-victory against Mexico doesn't mean he wasn't paying rapt attention. He writes about the experience of being half a world away.
Jozy Altidore wrote his latest blog entry for ESPNFC.com. Suspended from Tuesday’s game, Altidore had to watch from England, which he admits wasn’t ideal. “We accomplished one of our big goals in making it to Brazil, which is something we should be proud of,” Altidore said. “Yet at the same time, personally it was a tad bittersweet. I was at home, some 3,700-plus miles away, watching everything unfold from England.”
James Montague has a piece in British GQ detailing how the Port Said massacre started. Your teaser: "In February 2012, Port Said's Al Masry fans stormed the pitch following a match against Cairo's Al Ahly and—as police stood by—murdered 72 of their Ultras, a group synonymous with the Egyptian revolution."
In World Cup qualifying news, feel-good story Cape Verde was disqualified from Africa’s playoffs for fielding an ineligible player last Saturday. It was the seventh time in this qualifying cycle that an African team was penalized for this. Ironically, Cape Verde had come back from the dead after being awarded three points for a match that it lost to Equatorial Guinea. That set up the must-win game against Tunisia last Saturday. They won the match top the group, but yesterday’s verdict gave Tunisia the three points. How is nobody checking these things?
The 20 best uncapped Americans? Yep.
Elsewhere, the saga of the cat outside Mix Diskerud’s residence continues:
Meanwhile, Diskerud talks smack:
In case you're free later today:
September 13, 2013
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