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Tuesday Freedom Kicks: USMNT, and then more USMNT

They have a way of taking up headlines.

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Hope everyone had a lovely holiday weekend, and welcome back to the usual grind (yaaaay). Today happens to be a USMNT game day—they face Brazil tonight at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN2/UniMas. Check back later for your how to watch + gamethread!

Also means it's a USMNT-heavy bunch o' links for you this morning. Onward!

Jurgen Klinsmann worried about development of USMNT strikers - ESPN FC
Things I'm worried about: Jurgen Klinsmann as USMNT coach.

Mix Diskerud still toeing the line of U.S. national team breakout -
Sometimes it's hard for really beautiful people to fit in.

Galaxy's Gyasi Zardes on the rise with U.S. national soccer team | Washington Post
Today I learned that Cal State Bakersfield's mascot is the roadrunner, which is great.

Retracing USMNT's desperate need for Altidore's unpredictable goal scoring | FC Yahoo - Yahoo Sports
We just can't quit you.

USMNT: U.S. wants to have purposeful possession - Planet Futbol -
They want a lot of things and rarely seem to be achieving them these days. Or am I just feeling extra cynical today?

USMNT friendly vs. Brazil represents important step in learning curve for team's young players |
I really want to beat Brazil, guys. I love beating Brazil. How do we feel about a nice 7-1?

Ineligible for Barcelona, Ben Lederman to enroll in US residency - Planet Futbol -

Brazil's Finest Who Fade Away - Howler Magazine
Interesting. Not something I'd given any thought to, but interesting.

Germany hurt Scotland's Euro qualifying hopes as Ireland win - ESPN FC
Quick roundup of Euro things.

Hit the comments with your thoughts, worries, fears, etc.