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U.S. Soccer wants you. But Patrick Hruby isn't willing to go for a die-hard commitment.

Updated: June 16, 2006, 12:54 PM ET
By Patrick Hruby | Page 2

I think they're coming on to me. You, too. All of us, really. American soccer players Landon Donovan and DaMarcus Beasley look out from the cover of a recent Sports Illustrated, countenances as serious as their receding hairlines, index fingers locked and loaded. U.S. SOCCER WANTS YOU, reads the caption. ARE YOU WITH THEM?

To which I say: not so much.

Don't get me wrong. It's always nice to be wanted, even if the decidedly blunt pickup line in question is less Abelard to Heloise than ...

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