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Summer Soccer Chore List

A stern reminder about an upcoming U.S. Soccer-related event, whether you plan to check it out live and in person, on the “telly” or that wacky world wide web.

Ahhhh…summer is here, everyone’s favorite time of year. The weather is warm, there’s a festival almost every weekend, and you’re using those vacation days you’ve saved up to get away to the lake house.

Well, at least that’s the first thing that comes to mind, but is it just us or does summer also mean more chores – mow the lawn, clear the gutters, wash the car, clean out the garage, dock the boat, tend to the garden, trim the hedges, water the yard, clean the pool, scrap off the burned remains from last year off the grill, invite a bunch of friends of the opposite gender to join you in the hot tub…wait. Okay, so the last one isn’t so much of a chore, but it got us thinking. We’re giving you a chore list you’re going to like. It’s a must attend/watch/follow on MatchTracker list of soccer games coming your way over the next month. Trust us, it will be the best list of chores you’ll ever complete.

Summer Soccer Chore List
1) Watch the U.S. Men in Gold Cup – The MNT has advanced to the semifinals of the 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup, which means they need just two more victories for their third title in the regional tournament. The U.S. takes on Honduras on Thursday (July 21) at 6 p.m. ET at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., and fans can follow the match live on Telefutura or on’s MatchTracker. If they get past Honduras it’s on to the final against the winner of Colombia-Panama, which will take place at Giants Stadium on July 24 at 3 p.m. ET, live on Telefutura.

2) Get Ready for Mexico in Columbus –  The U.S. Men’s rematch with Mexico in 2006 World Cup qualifying is less than two months away and you better start planning if you want to be at Columbus Crew Stadium on September 3. Tickets go on sale starting Tuesday, August 2, at 10 a.m. ET, so mark it down in your calendar…seriously, mark it.

3) Catch the WNT in Carson – The U.S. Women’s National Team is continuing their initial preparations for China 2007 under new head coach Greg Ryan, bringing in a number of fresh faces as the old guard has retired and the youngsters are looking to pick up the slack. The next chance to see this new revolution take the field is on Sunday, July 24, when the Women face off against Iceland at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. You can catch the match live on ESPN2 at 5 p.m. ET or follow it on's MatchTracker.