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Column: Great night for US - against Belize

Updated: July 10, 2013, 4:14 AM ET
Associated Press

There are few luckier draws on the soccer calendar than playing Belize at your place.

The team is nicknamed the Jaguars, but in the parlance of the game, they're known as "minnows." Belize is ranked No. 130 in the world. The Central American nation is the size of Massachusetts, with the population of Wichita. It has only been playing international matches since 1995, and the Gold Cup opener Tuesday night in a raucous Portland stadium was the Jaguars' first-ever appearance in a major competition. ...

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