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Soccer's corruption scandal could undermine shining moment for U.S.
Soccer's corruption scandal could undermine shining moment for U.S.

In the spring of 2014, international soccer officials made a historic announcement — Copa America, one of the world's oldest and most-prestigious tournaments, was coming to the U.S. for the first time. American officials saw the choice as validation of the game's continued growth in this country. The Rose Bowl and other California venues quickly jumped in line to serve as hosts. "Absolutely amazing," said Cobi Jones, a former U.S. national team player who serves as a television analyst. "The first time to have a tournament like that in the U.S. — that's a pretty significant step for us." But now federal prosecutors in a much-publicized...

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