Happy—dare I call it happy?—USMNT game day, folks. Info on how to watch and a gamethread for discussion are coming later today, but in the meantime, I've got your regular dose of soccer links right here.
The co-founder of the American Outlaws DC chapter tells his fan story - Black And Red United
ICYMI: Donald is everywhere. If you've never seen Donald, whether at a game or on TV, I am legitimately impressed at your ability to avoid him. (Er, not that you should avoid him because obviously he's great!)
United States faces crucial test against Costa Rica as Copa America continues - Washington Times
Clint Dempsey: "It’s a must-win situation. We’ve got our backs against the wall. We’ve been there before." Yeah, but. We all wish we had not been here before.
ASN article: Jurgen Klinsmann: 'We Understand What's at Stake'
Again, this all feels VERY FAMILIAR.
Darlington Nagbe biding his time in search of first U.S. start - Goal.com
Could he start against Costa Rica? (No.)
Is it time to reduce Clint Dempsey's national team role? - Stars and Stripes FC
This guy will be starting, though.
Why Copa America's High Ticket Prices Are Leaving Some Stadiums Empty | VICE Sports
I feel like this headline answers its own implied question. But this is an interesting look at ticket prices for the Copa América, which are v. dumb and can gtfo.
Report: Copa America, Gold Cup could be merged into permanent U.S. tourney | FC Yahoo - Yahoo Sports
It sounds like actually this is not what's going to happen, but something will probably happen. You know, for the $$$$$.
Report: Atlanta United have contacted Nicklas Bendtner's agent - Dirty South Soccer
Sure, why not.
That's all from me. What's up with you guys?