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Why America and soccer are still destined for each other

Why America and soccer are still destined for each other

Jack Warner got his revenge. In 2015, the international soccer chieftain was indicted by the U.S. Justice Department for racketeering and money laundering. On Tuesday, he reacted to his nation of Trinidad and Tobago’s surprising victory over the U.S. men’s national team by calling it the “happiest day of my life.”

Trinidad and Tobago’s 2-1 win, coupled with results in two other matches played simultaneously in Central America, knocked the United States out of next summer’s World Cup in Russia. It will be the first World Cup since 1986 that doesn’t feature the United States as one of the men’s teams representing CONCACAF, the confederation of North American, Central American and...

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