ASN Morning Read: Can It Just Be Monday Already?
The World Cup is officially underway and the countdown to Monday's showdown with Ghana begins; Gulati shoots down 2022 World Cup rumors; The eyes of the world are upon Cristiano Ronaldo's knee.
We know you were aching for an absurdly in-depth tactical breakdown of the U.S. vs. Ghana. Blake Thomsen has got you covered.
June 13, 2014
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Sunil Gulati shot down a report that FIFA had asked the U.S.S.F. to form an organizing committee to take over the 2022 World Cup if it’s taken away from Qatar. “They haven’t asked us, and I cannot imagine it happening anytime soon,” Gulati said.
“Before the players arrived, U.S. Soccer had already shipped 94 boxes and bags of food, trunks, duffel bags and technical equipment weighing 7,050 pounds. Among those supplies: breakfast cereals that are not available in Brazil; flaxmeal and vanilla whey protein; cooking supplies and condiments; almond butter.”
Timmy Chandler is expected to return to training today after dealing with a minor knee injury.
Javier Hernandez won’t be starting for Mexico today. It’s okay to laugh.
"The United States are a very, very good team," Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah said. "It's not going to be easy. We have to make sure our players are playing their roles well."
We want to know what your starting lineup would be for Monday's match.
Cristiano Ronaldo cut a training session short, leaving with an ice pack on his left knee. Doctors of the Internet, head to WebMD.
Brad Davis and Chris Wondolowski bro out on a rooftop because why not?