The Dolphins have a few players with strong interest in the World Cup —
“I’ve been impressed, just about every guy I’ve talked to has been pretty interested in it,” Sturgis said. “I think I’ve probably had the most upbringing in it with my brother playing professional soccer and probably watched the most. But everybody is really into it, which is really neat to see.”
Sturgis, meanwhile, had this assessment on the United States’ opening game, a 2-1 victory against Ghana on Monday.
“They got the win and that’s all that matters at the end of the day,” Sturgis said. “I thought (Jozy) Altidore going down early really hurt the pace we were playing and the possession. But it was good to get a win, that’s for sure.”
During an appearance on The Finsiders Tuesday, rookie tackle Ja’Wuan James said he was still trying to pry his college number 70 from former University of Tennessee teammate and good friend
“We’re still negotiating, negotiating some of the fine print on the contract between us swiching jerseys,” said James, who has been wearing 72 through the OTAs and minicamp. “Dallas is a stubborn guy, he can be a stubborn guy, but we’ll see.
“He just wants something out of it. Dallas is stingy, he’s a cheap guy who holds on to stuff. I guess I’ve got to beg for it a little bit. I guess he wants me to beg for it.”
Asked after practice Wednesday about the situation, Thomas couldn’t help but start laughing.
“We’ve already discussed it,” he said. “He has to tell you because we already discussed it and I’m not going to tell what we discussed.
“We have a deal, but now, is it going to come through? We don’t know yet.”
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