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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for June 17, 2014

Daily 'Nova links, today featuring Day 2 of the Villanova Team Camp, staying ahead of NCAA changes, and reactions to the United States' massive win in the World Cup.

Happy Tuesday, 'Nova Nation! What a win for the United States last night - almost unfathomable considering how badly Ghana outplayed us in the second half - and after they equalized so late I had almost convinced myself that taking a point from that game would have been okay, especially with the injuries/suspensions that Portugal suffered in a massive defeat.

But with our own injury concerns to Jozy Altidore and Matt Besler, walking out of the stadium with all three points was absolutely vital. Enter John Anthony Brooks!


And now, the "news."

For love of country |
Celebrating the U.S. Men's National Team, its underdog status, and a diversity that can only be described as American.

Villanova Team Camp: Day 2 Recruiting Notebook | City of Basketball Love
Not much to report on as far as 'Nova prospects go, but there was some decent mid-major talent on display if you're a local basketball fan.

WVU aims to stay ahead of the curve as NCAA changes loom | Charleston Daily Mail
"Players could be in commercials and in print advertisements. They could be spokespersons and endorsers. In a small town like this one where the sports and the stars are so tightly woven into the identity of the environment, there are sure to be opportunities..."

Watch America go nuts over the USA win |

Watch John Brooks' winning goal from the stands in Natal |
The reaction from the USMNT fans in attendance was as crazy as you'd guess.

How does the United States advance out of World Cup Group G? |
Want to figure out how the United States can get out of Group G? We can help.

Winning ugly is the American way |
Did the United States play poorly against Ghana? No, not really. The United States played like the United States against Ghana.