Landon Donovan holds up his fist during training at Pilditch...

Landon Donovan holds up his fist during training at Pilditch Stadium in Pretoria, South Africa. (June 10, 2010) Credit: AP

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.

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