ASN Morning Read: The Biggest Games or Bust
Michael Bradley and the United States men's national team are ready to take on all-comers in Brazil. Luis Suarez is, too, but he might not make it. Plus, trouble for a Champions League finalist.
Michael Bradley lands himself a nice FIFA.com profile: "To play in big games, to play with pressure, to play when the spotlight is on brightest—that’s what makes it fun."
Luis Suarez might miss the World Cup after hurting himself in training and being forced to get surgery on his knee. That would be an abject disaster to those who love the beautiful game and the jerks who play it so well. Say it ain't so, crazy man.
Three young USWNT stars, Christen Press, Meghan Klingenberg, and Whitney Engen, are playing VfL Wolfsburg for the Champions League trophy this weekend with Tyresö, a club that is totally out of money. “We don’t have the resources and the little financial advantages that you would get that we’ll be facing, no matter who the opponent is,” Press told SI.com. “We travel really close to games. We cut corners when we can.”
Here you will find 42 Things Only Truly Intense U.S. Soccer Fans Will Understand. No. 43, which just missed the cut, was that ASN is the best website for American fans.
ASN deputy editor Noah Davis wrote a long, rambling, only occasionally coherent feature about the U.S. on Grantland. Please go read it, if only so he can stop writing about himself in this weird tense.
Today in our new ASN category, Sh*t Klinsmann Said:
And a bonus, Careful Statements From Sunil Gulati:
May 22, 2014
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