A Glimpse Into USMNT’s Forward Thinking

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Sports Illustrated

By Brian Straus Fit or form? That appears to be the key question up top for the U.S., which is passing on arguably its best available scorer for its final matches before the World Cup. Maybe the Bundesliga just wanted to find a novel way to remind everybody that it has a title race to promote in late September. Union Berlin is, after all, the surprising leader of a league that’s often already in Bayern Munich’s hands by now. But this was an interesting way to do it—essentially criticizing a foreign national team coach for his roster selection. “Jordan [Pefok] has contributed to more goals in t…

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