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6dGabriele Marcotti

Soccer has always been bigger than sport

Soccer tries to be an entertainment product, but the international break showed why it's such a powerful sport and is so entwined with politics.

Jeff Carlisle U.S. soccer correspondent 

The U.S. men's national team suffered its first loss to Canada in 34 years, dropping a CONCACAF Nations League match to their northern neighbors 2-0. Alphonso Davies opened the in the 63rd minute, bundling home Scott Arfield's driven ball at the far post. Substitute Lucas Cavalllini provided the final blow, scoring deep into stoppage time. This wasn't a fluke either. Canada was by far the better side on the night, carving out the better chances.

Jeff Carlisle U.S. soccer correspondent 

The U.S. and Canada are tied 0-0 at halftime of their CONCACAF Nations League matchup. The pace of the match was frenetic from the start and continued for much of the half. Canada had the best chance of the half in the 16th minute. Jonathan David stole Cristian Roldan's pass and was clean through on goal. U.S. keeper Zack Steffen saved David's first attempt and the Canadian striker could only put his rebound attempt wide.

Jeff Carlisle U.S. soccer correspondent 

Michael Bradley, alone with his thoughts ahead of tonight's CONCACAF Nations League match between the US and Canada.

Jeff Carlisle U.S. soccer correspondent 

Gregg Berhalter on playing Canada in the CONCACAF Nations League: "I like the dynamic attacking players that they have. We've been watching Jonathan David, Alphonso Davies. He was in [MLS]. We know him really well, a great talent...Arfield, from Rangers, we've been watching him, I really like his game intelligence. He's a really smart player, good in between the lines, really good at bringing teammates into the game with his passing, the final pass."

Jeff Carlisle U.S. soccer correspondent 

Weston McKennie on getting used to Gregg Berhalter's system: "I'd say it's a lot better than it was in the beginning, for me as well. For me, I was a little bit, I guess you could say not positionally disciplined. His system has really taught me to be disciplined and be calm and be patient that the ball is going to come to you. I think it's developing. We've had more time to get comfortable with it."

Jeff Carlisle U.S. soccer correspondent 

DeAndre Yedlin: "Sometimes [CONCACAF road games] can get your head a little bit wild, the tension can get filled up ... [We have to] focus on our game plan, on what we want to do."

On this date: Twellman's epic takedown of U.S. Soccer (1:28)

Jeff Carlisle U.S. soccer correspondent 

Christian Pulisic is back in the starting lineup for Chelsea as the Blues take on Grimsby Town in the Carabao Cup. Pulisic had been an unused substitute in Chelsea's previous three matches, but he'll be hoping that he can show manager Frank Lampard he deserves more playing time going forward. Pulisic is playing alongside several other players who have been pushing for more minutes, including Ross Barkley, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Michy Batshuayi.

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Argentina World Cup winner Brown dies at 62

World Cup winner Jose Luis Brown, who scored Argentina's opening goal in the 1986 World Cup final against West Germany, has died at the age of 62.

De Jong thinks Netherlands' future 'is very bright' (1:16)
98dAssociated Press

Iran vs. Iraq, S Korea vs. N Korea in WC draw

South Korea will face North Korea in qualifying for the 2022 World Cup and 2023 Asia Cup as the draw for the second round was made on Wednesday.

Laurens: France have all the tools to keep winning trophies (1:26)
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