LARNACA, Cyprus β€” It is often said that exhibition matches are played only for pride, but that is rarely true. Someone is always playing for something.

The mostly European-based players who took the field for the United States national team were hoping to impress Coach Jurgen Klinsmann enough to earn a ticket to the World Cup in Brazil in June. Or at the least a longer look before those decisions are made.

Read the full article at The New York Times.

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