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ASN Morning Read: Leave Christian Alone

U.S. coach Bruce Arena says Christian Pulisic had "a bullseye on his back" in Tuesday's draw at Panama, and the physicality of World Cup qualifying is something that Pulisic will have to learn as he goes.
BY Jesse Yomtov Posted
March 30, 2017
4:45 AM
  • Christian Pulisic is getting a taste of CONCACAF refereeing/"defending." Said Tim Howard of Pulisic's learning curve: “When you play against top defenders in Europe they recognize the talent and they defend properly. In CONCACAF they don’t defend properly and they just come steaming through. It is crazy but it is effective on certain nights when the referee is not on your side.”

  • Moving onto the next set of World Cup qualifiers, how would you line the team up?

  • With Bastian Schweinsteiger, the Chicago Fire may be the favorites to win the World Cup, apparently:
  • The San Diego “Soccer City” project has collected over 100,000 signatures, and should be enough to get the proposal in front of city council.

  • Jeopardy questions that get no answers are always funny:

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