|STORY OF THE DAY!|
Scouting Report: USA opens against reshaped Catrachos
| The USA begins its Gold Cup title defense against a familiar foe, Honduras, in the second game of a doubleheader on Tuesday night at sold-out Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. It is on a roll, having
won four straight games, while the Catrachos are struggling with a post-World Cup hangover.|
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-- A tweet from the English FA after England finished third at the
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it was intended "to sum up a nice moment when players are reunited with their families," and that he had written something similar when the men's cricket team returned from its championship. (Mirror)