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U.S. Soccer Returns to MAPFRE Stadium For Dos a Cero

How do you describe an aura, the atmosphere and power of a sold-out, deafening stadium? It’s hard to put into words. Fortunately, we have the loquacious and passionate Frankie Hejduk to fill us in. We caught up with Frankie on Thursday afternoon at MAPFRE Stadium, as the U.S. Men’s National Team…

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International Soccer Star Power Comes to Columbus

The amazing Cristiano Ronaldo headed in the first goal as Portugal topped Wales and its superstar Gareth Bale 2-0 in the semifinals of Euro16 on Wednesday. On Sunday, Portugal will host France in the Euro16 championship match … and on July 27, Ronaldo and Bale will be in Columbus, as their Real…

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MAPFRE Stadium Works Magic Again for USMNT

Michael Bradley stood mid pitch at MAPFRE stadium on Tuesday night, looking equal parts happy and relieved as he spoke to what remained of the red-white-and-blue wearing, chanting and singing crowd of 20,624. “This stadium and these people have bailed us out on a lot of occasions,” said the captain…

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