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ASN Morning Read: U.S. and Venezuela, Pts. 1 and 2

Americans and Venezuelans have plenty in common these days—political strife, unpopular leaders, and a pair of soccer matches in the space of a few hours. Both nations could use a little soccer distraction.
BY John Godfrey Posted
June 02, 2017
7:00 AM
  • Two troubled countries square off twice in the space of a few hours this weekend. The first is a friendly between the United States and Venezuela, as the former prepares for World Cup qualifiers next week. The same two federations clash in the quarterfinals of the U-20 World Cup in South Korea—a showdown featuring a pair of smoking hot strikers. 

  • Watch this space later today for a piece on Cameron Carter-Vickers, the U.S. U-20 central defender who had to sit out against New Zealand but will no doubt reclaim his spot against Venezuela. 

  • Yes, there's a full slate of Major League Soccer games this weekend....

  • ...but we're guessing you might be building your viewing plans around this tilt

  • Tell us who should join the U.S. roster for these coming qualifiers.

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