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the world cup has been incredible so far this year.  the USA has played out of their minds for two out of three games and i’ve just been having a ball watching it with friends and family.  i hope the tourney doesn’t end for us tomorrow, but regardless of the outcome, it’s been fantastic.

Landon Donovan of the United States (front left) celebrates after scoring a goal with fellow team members Clint Dempsey (back left) and Edson Buddle, during the World Cup group C soccer match between the United States and Algeria at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, June 23, 2010. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

Australia’s Lucas Neill is reflected in the water as he jogs with the team during a training session at Ruimsig Stadium in Roodepoort, just outside of Johannesburg June 7, 2010. (REUTERS/Daniel Munoz) via the big picture

During 1970 in Mexico was the first time that what we think of as the ‘original’ soccer ball design was used in the World Cup. check out some of these incredible photos of balls from the history of the tournament. also cool are the lil blurbs under the balls. some are from particular matches. early in the tournament, each team would get to use it’s own ball for one half of the game. that sht is wild.