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With a potentially winning goal ripped away by the officials, one Ecuadorian player let them have it.

This is not Quinteros
This is not Quinteros
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Copa America

Already down a loss to a tournament favorite, Clint Dempsey is calling the USA's next Copa America match a "must-win." Indeed, if they fall short against Costa Rica on home turf then that'll be it.

Some people are still upset over the United States' liberal use of dual-national players, forgetting that it's perhaps the system's greatest strength.

In the lead-up to Uruguay's match with Mexico, the public address crew instead played music for the match they WANTED to see:

Mexico ended up winning 3-1.

It wouldn't be an international soccer match without some controversy; Ecuador's Gustavo Quinteros had some very specific verbiage he wanted to use in reference to one of the calls in their 0-0 draw with Brazil. That tie is a great result against a soccer powerhouse, but a late-ish goal was invalidated for what appeared to be a bad out-of-bounds call.

Seattle

A sixth-minute goal couldn't save the Kitsap Pumas from embarrassment, ultimately falling 4-1 to Victoria Highlanders.

Scott Burbidge continues to be an excellent S2 resource, breaking down what went wrong in the club's latest defeat.

Canada

Last week Ottawa dealt the Vancouver Whitecaps a big blow in the Voyager's Cup, prompting tournament fans to question whether more Canadian teams should start receiving entry into the country's premier soccer tournament.

World

The longest road trip in England is roughly the same as a car ride from Seattle to Crater Lake.