Newsday ran its World Cup preview in today's paper. Here are the highlights:
-- John Jeansonne profiled the American with, perhaps, the most pressure heading into the World Cup: Landon Donovan. Jeansonne writes: "Donovan - nine times an MLS all-star - is the undisputed star of the national team, with 122 appearances going back to 2000 and an all-time record 42 goals. He wears uniform No. 10, traditionally awarded a soccer team's virtuoso."
-- Jeansonne also wrote a helpful "Soccer for Dummies" piece for you novices out there. Don't be ashamed. You're not alone.
-- We also have a breakdown of each group -- A through H.
-- We have a list of soccer bars to watch the World Cup -- no matter who you're rooting for.
-- Of course, online we have several features for you, including our pick 'em game, 20 players to watch, profiles of all the tournament favorites, All 23 U.S. player bios and a little U.S. history lesson.