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Not allowed inside Cowboys Stadium for Gold Cup semifinals tonight: Fun things related to soccer | THE SIDELINE

If the atmosphere inside Cowboys Stadium during Wednesday night's Gold Cup semifinal matchup between the United States and Honduras (7 pm ET, Fox Soccer, UniMas, Univision Deportes) looks a bit more mundane and drab than you've come to expect since the rise of the American Outlaws supporters group, don't blame those guys.

And it's also not only because of the giant 80,000 capacity stadium's cavernous look and feel in person and on television.

For the first time since the group's very first road trip to a USMNT vs. Brazil friendly in September 2009, no banners with American Outlaws branding will hang in front of the group's section behind one of the playing field's goals. Don't blame the U.S. Soccer Federation — or even CONCACAF, this time — for this one. 

This is "Jerry World," after all. But at least the surface of the playing field will be great and make the two semifinal games' location totally worth it. Oh, wait...


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