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Rose City Roundup: Dos a Cero

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The USMNT is going to Brazil! With their 2-0 win over Mexico and with Panama failing to beat Honduras, the United States, along with Costa Rica, has claimed one of the automatic CONCACAF Qualification spots. They join Japan, Australia, Iran, South Korea, the Netherlands, Italy, Argentina, and (of course) Brazil.

Grant Wahl shares his three thoughts on the game, Tim Howard, and the fate awaiting Mexico. Matthew Doyle has his three thoughts, because I guess everyone likes odd numbers, but five thoughts is too much thinking.

U.S. players explain the what they learned in the loss to Costa Rica and how it helped them defeat Mexico last night.

The player ratings are in and the scores are mostly high.

ProSoccerTalk says Eddie Johnson was the Man of the Match. Who was yours?

For those of you who may not know it, or who just want to relive it, Stars and Strips FC has the history of Dos a Cero.

Elsewhere in World Cup Qualifying, Bob Bradley's Egypt is the lone team with a perfect record. Now finished with their group stage, they await the draw for the play-off that will determine whether they go to Brazil.

In other non-Dos a Cero news, FC Dallas will join the Chicago Fire in playing in a stadium with "Toyota" in the name, two Timbers made the Goal.com list of the top MVP candidates, and Sir Alex Ferguson talks about his coaching blueprint.

NWSL is in their first ever off season and the trades are starting. The league also had a Waiver Draft this week and former Portland Thorn Nikki Marshall was the only player selected.

I think this guy is definitely onto something:

I have to admit, sometimes I love novelty accounts: