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International Break: A necessary bummer

Captain Picard - Oh dear no! Not another international break

When you follow European or South American league football -- which in almost every country other than the U.S. the professional league matches take place on Saturday and Sunday -- eventually you're going to come up against the dreaded "international break" in which league play stops for a weekend because all of the best players compete for their national teams.

Don't get me wrong, World Cup qualifying matches are fun, and important, but when you look to, for example, Premier League football as your primary source of weekend daytime entertainment, the international break always comes as a bit of a slap in the face.

Tonight I'll be watching, or at least keeping an eye on, the USMNT vs. Honduras, which I'm hoping we'll win handily; however, NCAA basketball is likely to provide much more interesting sport for the evening, and I'll have to wait another week for my beloved EPL action. Life is hard.

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