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U.S. soccer team faces another crucial test against Honduras

U.S. soccer team faces another crucial test against Honduras

Things are heating up for the U.S. in soccer World Cup qualifying. And we’re not talking about the Americans’ suddenly precarious position in the six-team CONCACAF tournament, although we’ll get to that in a bit.

First let’s talk about the weather. It was 91 degrees with 67% humidity when the U.S. team took the field for a Monday morning training session at Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano. According to the heat index, it felt like 107 degrees or, as they call it in Honduras, a cold snap.

With scattered thunderstorms forecast for Tuesday, the index is expected to tick up slightly before the mid-afternoon kickoff. So no one on the U.S. side was sidestepping the fact weather...

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