Drink It In
While the Gold Cup signaled the last meaningful action for the U.S. men until 2012, the summer soccer calendar is bursting. The Women's World Cup and the U-17 World Cup are in full swing. Copa America, 2011's biggest tournament, was set to kick off on Friday, with Lionel Messi and Argentina seeking glory on home soil. Colombia will host the U-20 World Cup beginning on July 29 (the U.S. failed to qualify), and on July 27 at Red Bull Arena the MLS All-Stars will face Manchester United, one of many European clubs touring the States. World Cup 2014 preliminaries in the coming weeks include such tasty home-and-homes as Cambodia vs. Laos, Yemen vs. Iraq, and U.S. Virgin Islands vs. British Virgin Islands—the fabled Daiquiri Derby.