ASN Morning Read: Game on in Cyprus! Again!
Wednesday's friendly against the Ukraine will go on as planned; Stuart Holden has an ugly setback in his return; The new uniforms are very white; A peek behind-the-scenes with the 1994 team.
After understandably much consternation and reports that Wednesday’s friendly against the Ukraine would be cancelled, U.S. Soccer confirmed Monday night that the game will indeed be played.
March 04, 2014
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Stuart Holden suffered more heartbreak in his first game since the Gold Cup final. Playing with Bolton’s U-21s, he collapsed to the ground, clutching his right knee after just 23 minutes. He was able to get back up and jog off, so hopefully that’s a good sign. Plenty of photos on The Lion of Vienna Suite’s Facebook.
The new home kits were finally revealed Monday morning. We’ll refrain from editorializing. Clint Dempsey said the team will be “hard to miss” in the all-white look. Nike has a full photo set and more info.
Roger Bennett kicked off a four-part oral history of the 1994 World Cup, with American players preparing to represent their country on home soil. Said Alexi Lalas: “We had to change outside a Wiener Schnitzel place at a shopping mall and run across a freeway to get to the training field. One out-of-control Mack truck could have wiped out an entire generation of U.S. soccer talent.” Read it.
Bob Bradley, y'all:
The Americans’ German contingency is having some quality bro time: