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From Divided States, A ‘united’ Nation — Thanks To These Men

Panama-United States Preview: Visitors to rest key stars

To be united this country needs miles and miles of concrete. On radio’s role in bringing the country together Hugely important role. First of all it was Morse, then it was voice transmissions. The first radio station was above a record store, which still exists in Pasadena in Southern California. People loved it. The first proper radio station was in Madison, Wis., and then the rest is history. The national conversation really got going. More On Simon Winchester ‘Vast Ocean Of Stories’ In Biography Of The Atlantic On the regional differences that never really go away I’ve been somewhat involved in this remarkable dictionary produced in Madison, Wis.: The Dictionary of American Regional English, which shows very firmly how the language is very different all over the country. And the food is different. The different types of pie in America are it’s quite extraordinary. So it might look as if because there’s a Walgreen’s and a McDonald’s at every interstate highway system interchange in the country it seems the country is all the same, but you get off the interstate and it isn’t.

A longtime journalist with The Guardian, Simon Winchester is also the author of The Professor and the Madman.

Campbell Team News Panama-United States Preview: Visitors to rest key stars Jurgen Klinsmann’s men have already confirmed their place at next year’s World Cup and will rest Landon Donovan among others, giving hosts hope of qualifying for Brazil 2014 Comments DON EMMERT / AFP Panama face the United States in their final World Cup qualifying fixture with a slim chance of claiming a play-off place. Julio Dely Valdes’ charges trail fourth-placed Mexico by three points, meaning they have to beat the USA and hope Mexico lose away to Costa Rica. That scenario appears unlikely, with Mexico still harbouring hopes of an automatic qualification berth from the Concacaf section. But with the United States already confirming their place in Brazil next year, Panama will be confident of an upset against Jurgen Klinsmann’s outfit. If Panama are to secure an improbable intercontinental play-off with New Zealand they will have to arrest a run of four games without victory. That included a 1-0 defeat to the United States in the Gold Cup final in July, but they will be well backed by the Estadio Rommel Fernandez Gutierrez support. Panama’s hopes of a play-off spot were dealt a blow after they lost 2-1 to Mexico on Saturday. Luis Tejada had cancelled out OribePeralta’s opener, but with just five minutes remaining Raul Jimenez notched a crucial winner. The United States are already assured of their place as group winners, as they hold an unassailable lead over second-place Costa Rica. Klinsmann’s team have lost just twice in nine outings in the group, and their latest success came with a 2-0 home win over Jamaica on Friday. It took until the 77th minute to find the breakthrough as Graham Zusi netted before Jozy Altidore confirmed victory. Panama’s task is made even more daunting by the USA’s recent form. The United States have tasted defeat just once in 15 matches. Sign up with William Hill for a free bet up to 25 Sign up with bet365 for a free bet up to 200 Sign up to Paddy Power for 250 in free bets Sign up today with Coral and get a 50 FREE bet – no strings attached!

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