Messi, Argentina demolish U.S.
Many saw a U.S. loss coming, but few predicted it would be this bad. Argentina dismantled the U.S. men's national team last night behind the incredible play of Lionel Messi, who had a curling, upper-90 free-kick goal and two assists. That goal, his fifth of the tournament, was a beauty, and dashed any hope of a U.S. comeback late in the first half.
Now Argentina awaits the winner of Colombia-Chile — which could potentially set up a rematch of last year's Copa final with the Chileans — while the Americans will play for third place against the loser of that game.
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Speaking of Argentina...
The city of Cleveland will be at a virtual standstill today as a reported 800,000 people — which is more than double the city's population — will be in attendance to celebrate the Cleveland Cavaliers' championship.
It's been 52 long years since the city's last championship, so expect a party. JR Smith certainly looks like he's having fun.
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Sam Hinkie would be so proud of this moment.
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