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Monday, June 9, 2014

Why U.S. soccer no longer needs the World Cup for validation

JACKSONVILLE, FL - JUNE 07: Forward Clint Dempsey #8 of the United States dribbles with the ball during the international friendly match against Nigeria at EverBank Field on June 7, 2014 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images) 477425155 -- 0429467000