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Three things we learned from Christian Pulisic’s 60 Minutes segment - Stars and Stripes FC
American soccer’s golden boy appeared on CBS’s 60 Minutes. What did we find out that we didn’t already know?

World Cup qualifying: All finale possibilities, storylines in play | SI.com
The best week of the World Cup qualifying cycle is upon us, so let's take stock of which powers are in danger and which dramatic storylines could unfo

Dissecting Bruce: Inside Arena's legend, from those who know him best | FourFourTwo
Who is Bruce Arena? A lot of people think they know, but those closest to him spoke with FourFourTwo's Scott French to set the record straight.

A few good minutes with U.S. defender Matt Besler - The Washington Post
Sporting Kansas City defender discusses the U.S. national team's precarious situation in World Cup qualifying and other topics.

World Cup qualifying saga overshadows U.S. Soccer's bigger problems | FourFourTwo
Because what USMNT fans need is another place to debate the merits and accomplishments of a coach that was fired several months ago.

Gerard Piqué: ‘Why can a journalist or a mechanic express themselves but not a footballer?’ | Football | The Guardian
If athletes "stuck to sports" you wouldn't get, for one, JJ Watt raising almost $40 million for hurricane relief. You wouldn’t get Michael Bennett building homes in Haiti. You’d still have segregated sports leagues.

Barcelona's Luis Suarez stuns young Uruguay fans on Camp Nou tour - ESPN FC
A group of Uruguayan youngsters visiting the Camp Nou were amazed to find that Barcelona had supplied a rather special tour guide -- Luis Suarez!