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VOA常速英语新闻:世界杯预选赛美国队坐拥主场优势恭候对手到来(双语)

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随着众所周知的大多数世界杯预选赛如期进行是赢得你的主场比赛就显得非常关键。
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As most followers of World Cup qualifying know, it's crucial to win your home games.
随着众所周知的大多数世界杯预选赛如期进行是赢得你的主场比赛就显得非常关键。

U.S. forward and new captain Clint Dempsey, a star for England's Tottenham Hotspur, says he and his American teammates know what's at stake.
来自英超队伍托特纳姆热刺的明星,美国队的前锋兼新队长克林特·邓普西表示自己和他的队友们知道什么是危如累卵。

"We have to score goals, so it's always good playing back in the United States and having that home field advantage.
“我们必须进球,所以回到美国比赛坐享主场优势总是很好。

But it's definitely about winning at home, because it's crucial if you're not winning at home, well,
但绝对是赢在自家门口,因为这至关重要的,如果你没有在主场获胜,

then your chances of qualifying for the World Cup don't look good," Dempsey said.
那么你的晋级世界杯的前景就不容乐观。”邓普西说道。

The U.S. team's German coach Jurgen Klinsmann is under some pressure after the defeat to Honduras and criticism of how he's handled his players.
在与洪都拉斯一战败北后面临对于自己使用球员问题的指责,美国队的德国籍教练尤尔根·克林斯曼承受着一些压力。

This match won't be easy with several players sidelined with injuries .
这场比赛因几位边锋球员伤病在身将不会轻易拿下。

But forward Eddie Johnson of Major League Soccer's Seattle Sounders says at least this time the group has had more training days together.
但来自大联盟西雅图雷霆队的前锋埃迪·约翰逊表示至少这一次大家有更多一起训练的机会。

"We have a full week here together for guys to form that chemistry and understanding and gelling as quickly as possible to get three points in the game with a win.
“我们一起在这里度过了整整一个星期,队员们有了理解,产生了凝聚力,大家都理解尽快得到三分,赢得比赛胜利的重要性。

But we know the importance of it.
但是我们知道这其中的重要性。

We know it's going to be hard, but we're looking forward to the game," Johnson said.
我们知道这将会很困难,但我们期待着比赛的到来。”约翰逊说道。

In recent years, the U.S. Soccer team has tended to play its best when facing adversity .
近年来,美国队已经倾向于面对逆境发挥最好。

The players, their coach and their fans are hoping that will be the case in their World Cup qualifier against Costa Rica.
球员、教练和球迷们都希望在世界杯预选赛对阵哥斯达黎加时将会如此。


词汇解释:
1.crucial a.决定性的;关键的
extremely important or necessary

eg. Her work has been crucial to the project's success.
她的工作对项目的成功至关重要。

2.definite a.明确的;一定的;有把握的
fixed, certain, or clear

eg. His vague ideas crystallized into a definite plan.
他那些模糊的想法变成了一个明确的计划。

3.injury n.伤害;损害
physical harm or damage to someone's body caused by an accident or an attack

eg. She still suffers considerable discomfort from her injury.
她因那次受伤至今仍感不适。

4.gel v.团结一体;变得清晰
a thick, clear, liquid substance, especially one used on the hair or body

eg. Bob puts some gel on his hair every time before work.
鲍勃每次上班之前都会在头发上涂点凝胶。

5.adversity n.不幸;灾难
a difficult or unlucky situation or event

eg. Hardship disposes man to meet adversity.
艰苦能让人适应逆境。

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