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ASN Morning Read: U-17s Crash Out of Qualification

It was fun while it lasted, but the American teenagers won't partake in the age-level World Cup later this year. Meanwhile, the struggle to score continues in MLS, but a star scores a bobblehead.
BY Noah Davis Posted
April 15, 2013
8:38 AM
  • For the first time ever, the United States under-17 team will not be going to the World Cup. Richie Williams' squad lost 3-1 to Honduras in the quarterfinal of the CONCACAF U-17 championship. Joel Soñora equalized after Christopher Alegria opened the scoring, but the Catrachos tallied two in the second half to advance. C'est la vie. Panic. Panic. Panic about the future of the program.

  • In the most important story of the week, Landon Donovan gets his own bobblehead. And it, um, doesn't really look like him at all. But whatever. Bobble. Bobble. Bobble.

  • Teams that can't score include basically all of MLS. The domestic league is averaging just 2.24 goals a game and barely above 1.5 goals per game over this past weekend. Yeah, that's not good.

  • Alan Gordon is in trouble after using a gay slur during the San Jose Earthquakes 1-0 loss to the Portland Timbers.

  • Freddy Adu gives his first interview in Brazil and looks sharp in some new glasses.

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