When we learned that the USMNT would be playing Ecuador—a team whose relatively middling reputation on the international scene belies their legitimate talent—for the right to compete in the Copa América semis, we were hopeful about the U.S.’s chances to progress but also a little worried about the specter of a blown opportunity, and confused by those two dueling emotions. Well, we were right to be hopeful and to be worried, but by the end, our boys pulled it out. The U.S. will play in the Copa América semifinal. This is crazy.
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