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America's love affair grows

Updated: June 25, 2010, 2:43 AM ET
By Roger Bennett

Thursday, 5 p.m., Subway, crap part of Soho

America has fallen truly, madly, deeply in love with World Cup football. A frenzied love affair that will last until 4:30 p.m. this Saturday, at the very least. Unlike other international teams (OK, maybe not New Zealand) who must perform under the pressure of constant scrutiny from the tabloid press, the United States faces a very different kind of trial. Their players take the field knowing every game they play is akin to ...

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