Skip to comments.USA: Bring on the heat!
Posted on 06/11/2014 12:22:26 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
"When you talk about playing in the heat, the travel, it doesn't bother us," midfielder Michael Bradley said Tuesday. "And not only does it not bother us, it excites us to see that now the other teams are so worried about it."
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Ronaldo played 65 minutes of his country's final World Cup friendly after missing a couple of games amid fears he might not be fully fit for the start of the tournament in Brazil.
Raul Meireles also returned to the side after injury, giving coach Paulo Bento a full squad to choose from for the first time in the build-up to their tough Group G campaign against Germany, Ghana and the United States.
Out of over 700 players selected for the 2010 World Cup, only six came from MLS. Just four years later, MLS will have no less than 21 players at the biggest sporting event on earth.
Welbeck A Concern For England
If Welbeck misses that match it would mean a reshuffle of England's likely front four, with Raheem Sterling and Ross Barkley among those who could be considered by manager Roy Hodgson as a replacement.
Sterling was not involved in the 0-0 draw with Honduras in Miami on Saturday as he was serving a one-match ban for his sending-off against Ecuador.
Hodgson will almost certainly be without Arsenal winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who is more likely to be available for England's second match against Uruguay on June 19.
“20 years ago people were asking me to explain the offside rule while on-air,” Darke said. “I wouldn’t even dream of doing that now—the audience now is pretty educated about the game and it would be an insult to their intelligence.”Try them. Whenever I have tried to make some casual watcher explain the offside rule to me, they got it wrong.
We need offside technology.
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