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Soccer Wed Aug 06 2008

Set Your Alarm Clock (Or Tivo)

Early birds will get their first chance to see the Chicago Fire's latest signing, Brian McBride, as the U.S. Olympic soccer team kicks off their medal campaign against Japan in Qinhuangdao tomorrow morning. Unfortunately, it means waking up at 4 a.m. The Olympic team is made up of the U.S. Under 23 National Team, plus three overaged players - one of which is McBride. With players like McBride, Freddy Adu, Josi Altidore and Michael Bradley, it may be the most talented group ever assembled for a U.S. Olympic effort. But they face a very tough field in Japan, Nigeria and Holland. Of course, an early exit for the U.S. would mean McBride joins the Fire that much sooner.

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