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In which we touch upon a couple of brief D.C. United moments and give you others that are USA related before the red, white and blue take on Ghana again.

Kevin C. Cox

Luis Silva Voted MLS Player of the Week | D.C. United: Sure, the pool of available material was shallow, but a hat trick in a half is worthy of it.

RICHMOND 2, WILMINGTON 2 - Richmond Kickers: Down on the farm, Richmond took an early lead before surrendering two late Hammerhead goals, which led to a home draw. More on the game from us, as the Kickers are tied for second with Los Dos with a game in hand.

SoccerAmerica - Cameron buffeted by the winds of positional changes 06/14/2014: "The one player who’s helped me out in my career is Bobby Boswell," says (Geoff) Cameron of the former Dynamo defender who was traded last winter to D.C. United. "I had such a good relationship and he taught me how to play centerback really, really well, and how to understand the position."

USMNT: The College Years | 2014 FIFA World Cup: Travis Clark looks at the men when they were boys.

Official Communication - U.S. Soccer: We get to learn what it is FIFA referees may be drilling down on in these games (spoiler: it's kinda what MLS referees are doing).

Brazil 2014: The Delicious Game – Ghana edition | OTF Soccer: If you don't want cheese sticks and deep fried burgers, On the Fire gives you the noshing from Ghana's perspective.

Wrap-ups of yesterdays games can be found here (Switzerland vs. Ecuador), here (France vs. Honduras) and here (Argentina vs. Bosnia) for the mindgrapes to have cultivated.

A quick programming note: PBS channels are showing "American Pharoah," which chronicles some of former U.S. coach Bob Bradley's time in Egypt, tonight at 10pm, consult your local guides, etc.

It's Monday, there are less than 12 hours until the U.S. kicks off. Here's some motivation:

Put your own in the comments, we'll be here awhile.