U.S. Embarking on World Cup Drama

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On Sunday evening in the United States we had a huge game. We cared deeply. The rest of the world cared not a whit.

On Wednesday afternoon in Honduras the United States will have a huge game. We care maybe a whit. The rest of the world cares deeply, ultimately.

Sure, it's pompous and ludicrous to use the word "world" for some of our championships. But we love our games. And we don't love so much other people's games. We had to invent our own, either because we're rebels or because we felt too intimidated to challenge the others in theirs.

So sue us. (We have great lawyers.)

Yet here we go, off on the very-beaten path, into the final stage for the United States and five other nations to seek qualification for the biggest party in human...

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