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Tuesday (A trip report from the 1930 U.S. World Cup team) edition: Wha' Happened?

Star Tribune Sports - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 10:20
The United States faces Belgium at 3 p.m. in the World Cup round of 16. You probably knew that. A slightly more interesting fact that you might have known but quite possibly didn’t know: the U.S. has only defeated Belgium once in World Cup play — a 3-0 victory in 1930, the very first World Cup. And here’s something you almost certainly didn’t know: the goalkeeper on that team was James E. Douglas, a 1953 U.S. Soccer Hall of Fame inductee. And as luck would have it, Douglas’ great grandson, Jim Douglas, was named after him — and also lives in the Twin Cities, working in downtown Minneapolis. Jim Douglas reached out to us yesterday with that fantastic picture you see above of the 1930 Cup team (the players aren’t labeled, but we imagine his great-grandfather, the keeper, is in black); he also sent along a document detailing the matches and insights from the 1930 Cup from the perspective of the U.S. squad . We’ve downloaded it into a handy file for all of you to read as a nice bit of lead-up to the match this afternoon. A sample: “Saturday, the 26th, was the day of our semi-final with the robust, well-trained Argentinian team.” Please do enjoy! Trip report from the 1930 World Cup
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It's official: Wolves hire Ryan Saunders as assistant coach

Star Tribune Sports - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 09:44
Flip Saunders' son arrives from Washington, will bring statistical analytics background with him
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Postgame: The losses look alike

Star Tribune Sports - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 00:56
Twins fall behind early, waste scoring chances; Lack of walks muffles offense; Gardy has a Derby darkhorse
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U.S. feels World Cup fever building at home

Star Tribune Sports - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 00:10
Americans face Belgium, knowing interest in squad is at an all-time high.
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