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Morning Read: When Your Country Comes Calling...

The United States national team calls a camp, but some players could end up representing different nations; Clint Dempsey scores, and scores some press; rumors about March's USMNT qualifier.

BY Noah Davis Posted
January 07, 2013
3:15 AM
  • The roster for the January training camp is out and ASN's Jon Arnold posts an interesting question: Which players are not cap-tied and could find themselves suiting up for other nations. Can you add to the list below?

  • Is the United States qualifier down to just Denver and Salt Lake with Kansas City eliminated? That's what one beat reporter thinks:

  • Soccernomics' Stefan Szymanski takes a look at why there's no racist chanting in American stadiums. Honestly, his conclusions are pretty weak and unsatisfying (something about being home instead of a visitor, and the relationship between owners and fans), but it's a start. Sort of.

  • Clint Dempsey lands a nice writeup in the Guardian. Is this the nicest paragraph ever penned about an American in England? "Americanisms are so abundant in Clint Dempsey's post-match interviews you would imagine his six months at Tottenham were his first in England. Yet talk of "A-games" and "shutouts" masks a man fluent in the English game who can slip effortlessly into any number of roles within Tottenham's line-up."

  • Did you miss Barcelona on 60 Minutes last night? Well, here it is:

  • Finally, all you ever wanted to know about Soccer Night in Newtown here.

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