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World Cup 2018: Ground Zero For U.S. Soccer's Revival


June 7, 2018

In seven days, the biggest sports party on the planet will begin and it will take place without the United States.

Next Thursday, the 2018 FIFA World Cup kicks off in Russia. The 21st installment of the tournament features 32 teams from around the world and goes for one month, ending with the final in Moscow on July 15.

Despite soccer’s growing popularity in America, it remains outside the mainstream fanfare reserved for major sports like football and basketball.

However, with the World Cup taking place during the dog days of summer, Americans traditionally embraced watching their...

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