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Things I learned today: Diving in Brazilian soccer is called "cai-cai."
Most important thing with World Cup game ball: Adidas says it worked with players (including non-Adidas guys) on it. Ideal=no ball quirks.
@LaraBaldesarra Congrats on the CNN gig, Lara. Great to have you back on the soccer beat!
Love getting to know a country and its soccer culture better thanks to the World Cup. Brazil, we're going to get along great.
Houston followers: I'll be on @GlennDavisSoc's radio show tonight at 7:30 pm CT talking World Cup draw from here in Brazil.
On World Cup group-stage travel: Teams will return to base camp and then fly out again. Won't go directly from game venue to game venue.
Want to know how the World Cup draw will work? This explains it http://t.co/uM3qbeTBzo
Most desirable US World Cup group draw remains: Switzerland, Algeria, Greece.
Slight tweak to World Cup draw pots means US's hardest potential group got harder. Could now get a group with Brazil, Netherlands, Italy.
Terrific lunch with the editors of Placar at the Sāo Cristóvão soccer bar in São Paulo http://t.co/PALLkLl2ZC
The USMNT traveled 192 miles during the group stage of WC10. At WC14 the range will be 1946 to 8866 miles http://t.co/0WHbVGpNk2
Came to Sports Illustrated when I was 22 and just turned 40 today. Can't think of a better place to work.
USMNT to meet South Korea in friendly in Los Angeles area on Feb 1. SK coach Hong Myung-Bo returns to where he played with LA Galaxy.