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Clint Dempsey
Some notes on watching the U.S. vs. Portugal soccer match [Commentary]
Some notes on watching the U.S. vs. Portugal soccer match [Commentary]

I have a tricky relationship with sports. That might just be a more pleasant way of saying I'm jaded, which one can easily become when he's getting paid to watch and write about sports, or any subject for that matter, but I think it's more complicated than that, and my views have been changing since well before I became a sportswriter. The first big shakeup happened right around my 13th birthday, when, under the spell of some classmates who looked like they were having the best time in the world, I started skateboarding. At that point, I think I was still holding out hope that I'd one day ascend to a spot on the U.S. Men's National Soccer Team (more on that...

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