The United States Qualified For The World Cup And All I Got Was This Lousy T-shirt

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Soccer Federation popped into my inbox. Nope, it wasnt a boilerplate missive to announce that the team had qualified for next summers World Cup in Brazil . Instead the USSF announced the news in, what else, t-shirt form. QUALIFIED. Id laugh if this wasnt so incredibly lame. This isnt to downplay making the World Cup, which the U.S. has now accomplished seven straight times. But this shirt? Under what circumstances could you ever see yourself buying and or wearing it? Its hard to think of a scenario aside from the actual players themselves during their on-field celebrations. On the plus side, it does remind me of some of those homemade Achiever shirts Big Lebowski fans make themselves and sell on Cafe Press. So theres that.

Nine facts about terrorism in the United States since 9/11

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11 attacks. (Pennsylvania is also up there, because of Flight 93 .) After that is Oklahoma, mainly because 168 people died in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing . Puerto Rico, which is counted here, ranks third in number of attacks in large part because of the Fuerzas Armadas de Liberacion Nacional , a paramilitary separatist group that was responsible for more than 120 bombings in the 1970s and 1980s. Florida ranks high on the list in number of attacks because of the Earth Liberation Front , which has been particularly active in the past decade. But there havent been many fatalities from these attacks. Its worth noting that the Earth Liberation Front and the Animal Liberation Front have been two of the most active groups since 1970, with 161 attacks total (and 84 since 2001). But theyve killed zero people over the years they mainly focus on setting fire to facilities, like SUV dealerships. 5) Since the Oklahoma City bombing, a greater portion of terrorist attacks in the U.S. have been carried out by individuals rather than groups: 6) The types of organized groups that carry out terrorist attacks, meanwhile, have become extremely diverse. Al-Qaeda dominates this list, and the two eco-terrorism groups have been particularly active, though they both seem to be declining . But aside from that, terrorist groups seem to come in all types. Theseorganizations are quite diverse, the report notes. The [Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula] attack was Umar Farouk Abdulmutallabs Detroit suicidebomb attempt on Northwest Airlines Flight 253. The TTP attack was Faisal Shazhads attempt to detonate a bomb in Times Square.

Dos a Cero: United States Beat Mexico in Columbus Once Again

His top moments came when he provided cover in defense on multiple occasions in the first half. Both Omar Gonzalez and Tim Howard owe Jones a beverage of his choice. Jones can be a frustrating national team player to watch, one who, when at his worst, fails to keep up in matches, and also one who is prone to the type of yellow card fouls that leaves fans shaking their heads in disbelief. Having a midfielder who has played in Champions League and is still able to go in the world’s biggest tournament one final time would be a big plus for the Americans next summer, and he reminded all critics of that fact on Tuesday evening. United States defeat Mexico 2-0: Old reliable I have been a member of the group of US supporters banging the drum for Aston Villa goalkeeper Brad Guzan since the late winter months. Then came the 3-1 loss to Costa Rica, during which first-choice USMNT ‘keeper Tim Howard probably could have done better in dealing with at least one of the attempts that ended up in his goal. Guzan getting the nod on Tuesday was always unlikely, but I couldn’t help but wonder before the match if making the switch for the rivalry Qualifier wouldn’t have been best, both for that one contest and for the future of US Soccer. Howard truly is the reliable soldier you can count on to respond from a questionable game, and that he did in a big way against Mexico. Granted, he wasn’t called into action often in the second half, but he made every necessary save and also prevented what could have been costly rebounds during a period of play controlled by the visitors. The first half of the game was further proof that some, myself very much so included, take Howard for granted. United States defeat Mexico 2-0: Klinsmann It doesn’t seem like it was in this lifetime that fans and analysts alike were talking about Klinsmann supposedly losing his roster, while at the same time wondering out loud if US Soccer needed to make a switch before the end of summer.