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Jeff MacGregor

Lambasting the U.S. press for its reaction to FIFA's site picks for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, on ESPN.com

"I suppose it's a step ahead for soccer in America that anyone anywhere reacted to the news at all. That the same mainstream columnists who ignore soccer when they aren't busy mocking it howled like cartoon characters makes sense, because the only thing American sports writing hates more than losing is soccer. So losing soccer to loser countries like Russia and Qatar was a double blow to our national ego."

--12/6/10

Sources: AP; Reuters; AP; Amnesty.org New York Times; BBC; Washington Post

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