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World Cup: Week One coverage from The Farm

16 May 11:14 am

World Cup: Week One coverage from The Farm

By Frank Stranzl

We're a spoiled bunch in the Bay Area.

The World Cup is less than one month away and the United States is training in our backyard for the next two weeks as they prepare for the first game in their Send-Off Series, a May 27 date with Azerbaijan at Candlestick Park (7 p.m. PT / ESPN2, WatchESPN, Unimas).

For soccer aficionados, it doesn't get much better than that. We'll be rubbing elbows with Jurgen Klinsmann & team as they get ready for the biggest soccer event in the world. Even better, the San Jose Earthquakes have a pair of fan-favorites vying for coveted spots on the USA's 23-man roster for Brazil.

Local and national media alike were on hand for the Americans' first training session in the Bay Area on Wednesday, a return to Stanford Stadium. Here's a glance at some of the coverage from The Farm:

Video: Wondo, Goodson sound off on World Cup camp

NY Times: Forward has goals aplenty, but ground to make up

Washington Post: US hopefuls arrive from around the world

Sports Illustrated: Altidore looking to regain goal-scoring form with U.S. national team

Sports Illustrated: Klinsmann focuses on fitness as U.S. Starts preparations

Photo Gallery via US Soccer

AP: US defender Goodson seeks great role at World Cup

SF Chronicle: How I'll spend my summer vacation

Soccerly: Will 2014 be Wondolowski's World Cup

MLSsoccer.com: Intriguing battle could pit Wondolowski against Boyd