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USMNT just hoping to get out of their Copa America group while Mexico expects to win theirs

Jurgen Klinsmann's doing a lot of hoping. Juan Carlos Osorio has bigger expectations.

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The Copa America draw is out, and it wasn't kind to the United States. They'll have to play Colombia, Paraguay and Costa Rica. And while the Americans will be expected to get out of their group, they certainly won't be heavy favorites.

"Obviously, it's a difficult group, no doubt about it. But it's doable," said Jurgen Klinsmann about the draw. "They all have to come with their best teams. Would you like an easier group? Maybe on paper. But no group is easy. We'll take it the way it is ... The objective is clearly getting out of the group, even if it's not easy," he said. "First or second with that group is both tremendously fine. We'll just take it the way it is."

Mexico boss Juan Carlos Osorio is quite a bit more confident about his draw. He admits that facing Luis Suarez will be a tough test, but says his goal is to finish top.

Goal of the day

This one from Diego Forlan, part of a hat trick. He also had two assists. He's 36.

In the news

Gianni Infantino is trying to win Tokyo Sexwale's support in the FIFA election. (ESPN FC)

AC Milan ownership said something racist about Mario Balotelli again.

Here's a Turkish game descending into chaos, featuring a player showing the ref a red card.

Bolton have a buyer, saving the club from immediate financial ruin. (BBC)

West Brom's Chris Brunt was hit by a coin thrown by a Baggies supporter, and he's very upset about it. (Guardian)

If you're an American Madridista, you can see your team again this summer. (AS)

Son Hueng-Min says Tottenham Hotspur's players are tired and their FA Cup exit could help with that. (Telegraph)

You should be reading

Bryan Kay on Crew star Justin Meram, an American-born Christian who chose to play for his parents' home country of Iraq. (Guardian)

Chris Walmsley on Nara Club, a grassroots Japanese team rising to the J. League with great support. (In Bed With Maradona)

Euan McTear on how Athletic Bilbao and Real Sociedad helped get the Basque flag legalized. (These Football Times)

What happened this weekend

The USWNT beat Canada in the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying final.

Spurs and Manchester City went out of the FA Cup. Here's the quarterfinal draw. (BBC)

Juventus drew Bologna, opening the door for Napoli to go top. (Black and White and Read All Over)

Real Madrid dropped points against Malaga. (Managing Madrid)

While Villarreal took points off Atletico Madrid. (Villarreal USA)

That means Barcelona's win over Las Palmas took them eight points clear at the top. (Barca Blaugranes)

Dortmund beat Bayer Leverkusen, and the game featured a weird incident where the referees left the pitch when Bayer manager Roger Schmidt refused a sending off. (Fear The Wall)

Bayern Munich kept their cushion at the top of the Bundesliga, thanks to Thomas Müller. (Bavarian Football Works)

What to watch on Monday (click for listings, all times ET)

FA Cup: Shrewsbury vs. Manchester United (2:30 p.m.) -- This, like other Manchester United games, is technically a soccer game.

Serie A: Napoli vs. AC Milan (3 p.m.) -- A genuinely huge match for both teams.


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