SBI Wednesday Rewind: Altidore gains perspective; Green looks ahead; Kaka on MLS growth; and more

SBI Wednesday Rewind: Altidore gains perspective; Green looks ahead; Kaka on MLS growth; and more

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SBI Wednesday Rewind: Altidore gains perspective; Green looks ahead; Kaka on MLS growth; and more

SOCCER : FIFA World Cup 2014 - Round of 16 - Argentina v Switzerland

By CAITLIN MURRAY

One day later, the United States’ exit from the World Cup may not be any easier for fans or players alike. But for one player it may be the hardest pill to swallow of all. Jozy Altidore was supposed to be the target forward that would drive the attack and carry games forward. Instead, after 21 minutes, his World Cup ended. But Altidore said Wednesday the injury made him realize how much playing means to him and he was proud of the U.S.’s run.

It’s a very different tale for Julian Green. No one expected him to be on the World Cup roster — and many probably didn’t want him there either. But in one appearance that lasted just 13 minutes, he silenced critics. Speaking to reporters, 19-year-old Green said being able to score in a World Cup is experience that will help him grow as a player.

In Major League Soccer news, Kaka said he had been courted by both the New York Red Bulls and Los Angeles Galaxy, but the timing wasn’t right. At 32, Kaka said he still has plenty to give his new club, Orlando City SC, and wants to be part of MLS’ growth in the U.S.

 Here is a rundown of all the stories featured on SBI today:

U.S. MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM
Altidore disappointed to miss World Cup, but hungrier than ever to return

Green makes most of World Cup debut

USMNT proud of World Cup showing despite falling in Round of 16 again

WORLD CUP
Americans go digital for World Cup experience in record numbers

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
Orlando City Notes: Kaka nearly signed for RBNY; envisions MLS as a top league; and more

10-man TFC hold on for point at Fire

MLS Ticker: Feilhaber ready to return; Impact sign Piatti as DP; and more

D.C. United parts ways with Cristian Fernandez

EUROPEAN SOCCER
Wednesday Kickoff: Barcelona begin Suarez negotiation: Chelsea agree Costa deal; and more

 

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