100 Percent Soccer Column: Frustrated with the lack of American success on the international level? Get used to it.

messimissMessi miss: Argentine superstar Lionel Messi reacts to his penalty kick miss in the final of the Copa America against Chile (Associated Press).

Failure is far more common than success as even the likes of top-tier soccer nations like Argentina, England and Mexico have discovered — and puts public frustration with the U.S. Men’s National Team into perspective.

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100 Percent Soccer Column: The most entertaining team at Euro 2016 is torching opponents like a fire-breathing dragon — and seeing its odds of winning the tournament slashed

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Read this week’s 100 Percent Soccer column here.

And for the latest Vegas Euro 2006 round of 16 odds, courtesy of Bovada.lv, see below:

Euro 2016 Winner

France 4/1
Germany 9/2
Spain 11/2
Belgium 6/1
Croatia 9/1
England 9/1
Portugal 10/1
Italy 16/1
Poland 25/1
Wales 25/1
Switzerland 40/1
Hungary 100/1
Republic of Ireland 100/1
Iceland 150/1
Slovakia 150/1
Northern Ireland 250/1

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100 Percent Soccer column: Beautiful game should unite, not lead descent into ugly violence

fightFight night: Russian and English “fans” battled before, during and after their recent Euro 2016 game in France (AP Photo).

Euro 2016 experienced more trouble from drunk crowds of rowdy mobs, many of them English, media outlets reported today, despite warnings from authorities of further possible action against England and Russia should their fans continue to cause issues.

These idiots are doing themselves, the sport or their nations no favors as authorities struggle to respond appropriately (and that’s putting it mildly).

Soccer has great potential to unite and more events like this laudable LA Galaxy stand are needed if the world is to overcome sad scenes like those we have seen in France in recent months.

For more read this week’s 100 Percent Soccer column (and yes, I’d much rather write about what’s happening on the field than off it).

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100 Percent Soccer Column: Euro 2016 joins Copa America on U.S. TV this weekend

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100 Percent Soccer Column ICYMI: The Galaxy are sizzling in MLS, but is a June cool-down coming?

trioSteven Gerrard may not be going anywhere this summer, but Gyasi Zardes and Robbie Keane are among the big names the Galaxy will lose for weeks in June to international duty. (AP Photo).

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100 Percent Soccer Column: Ready for a packed summer of soccer?

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So I suppose it’s tempting fate to write a column about the busy summer of soccer that lies ahead and then elevate the wrong team to the final four of the UEFA CL (not that the two alert Barcelona fans who noticed really minded).

Anyway, the corrected column is here, so mark your calendars or stick it on your fridge or whatever to ensure you don’t miss a game.

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World Cup and Euro 2016 Qualifying TV Schedule: Brazil plays Chile at 4:20 p.m. today live on BeIn Sports and more

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Recommended games include:

  • 11:45 a.m. today Ireland-Germany ESPN
  • 11:45 a.m. today Scotland-Poland Fox Sports 2
  • 5 p.m. Argentina-Ecuador BeIn Sports
  • 11:30 a.m. Friday Spain-Luxembourg ESPN
  • 11:30 a.m. England-Estonia Fox Sports 2
  • 9 a.m. Saturday Kazakhstan-Netherlands Fox Sports 2
  • 9 a.m. Sunday Finland-Northern Ireland Fox Sports 1
  • 9 a.m. Sunday Greece-Hungary Fox Sports 2
  • 11:30 a.m. Sunday Poland-Ireland ESPN
  • 11:30 a.m. Sunday Germany-Georgia Fox Sports 1
  • 11:30 a.m. Sunday Gibraltar-Scotland Fox Sports 2
  • 9 a.m. Monday Sweden-Moldova Fox Sports 2
  • 11:30 a.m. Monday Lithuania-England Fox Sports 2
  • 11:30 a.m. Monday Ukraine-Spain ESPN2
  • 11:30 a.m. Tuesday Netherlands-Czech Republic ESPN2
  • 11:30 a.m. Tuesday Italy-Norway Fox Sports 1
  • 11:30 a.m. Tuesday Belgium-Israel Fox Sports 2
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