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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 at

It’s been said that there are two types of people: Those who look to the future and those that concentrate on the past.

The point is looking toward the future while remembering the past would serve a person well, so you can thank the brilliant minds here at Center Circle for helping you out with a little reminder.

You want to remember the past? Then check out the 2005 National Soccer Hall of Fame Game on Monday, Aug. 29 at 1 p.m., between reigning MLS champs D.C. United and the Colorado Rapids (live on Fox Soccer Channel.) The friendly match, which will be played in Oneonta, New York, is part of the 2005 National Soccer Hall of Fame induction ceremony, featuring new inductees John Harkes, Marcelo Balboa and Tab Ramos. You’ll get to see two of the three in action as Harkes and Balboa will suit up the cleats one last time with their old MLS squads. 

You want to see the future? Looking back is great, but seeing what’s coming down the pipe in terms of U.S. Soccer talent is even better and you’ll have the chance to do just that in September when the U-17 Men’s National Team travels down to Peru for the FIFA U-17 World Championship.

All three of the U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team’s games at the FIFA U-17 World Championship will be televised on Fox Soccer Channel, two of which will be shown live. Fox Soccer Channel will televise a total of 10 matches during the tournament (nine live) kicking off its coverage with a tape-delayed broadcast of the U.S.-North Korea match on Sept. 17 at 3 p.m. ET. The USA’s other two Group C matches will be televised live by FSC, showing the U.S.-Italy match on Sept. 20 at 4:30 p.m. ET and the U.S.-Ivory Coast match on Sept. 23 at 4:30 p.m. ET. FSC will also show one other group play match, broadcasting the Brazil-Netherlands match on Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. ET, and will televise almost the entire second round, including two quarterfinal matches, both semifinals, the third place match and the final.

You want to do both?  Settle into your favorite memories of the U.S. (beating) Mexico before Sept. 3, then gear up for what is quite simply the biggest home game since the 1994 FIFA World Cup.  It's back to C-Bus for the USA versus Mexico World Cup qualifier, where Bruce Arena's men can book passage to Germany while adding another notch on the belt against the Tricolor.