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US star Carli Lloyd’s cheer squad missing a cherished football fan

US star Carli Lloyd’s cheer squad missing a cherished football fan

July 5, 2015

WEST DEPTFORD, July 5 — In a perfect world, Rudi Klobach would be gearing up for the Women’s World Cup final tonight, preparing to follow his same old plan for watching the United States play. Slip on a USA soccer jersey. Drive across the river to Brauhaus Schmitz, his favourite German restaurant in Philadelphia. Grab an early dinner of Wiener schnitzel and sit in front of the televisions so he and his wife, Barbara, could have a clear view of the game. He wouldn’t, just couldn’t,... Read more

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Argentina's Lionel Messi falls in the net during the Copa America final against Chile in Santiago, July 4, 2015. — Reuters pic