4 Preposterous Things About The Belize National Soccer Team, Which Plays The US Tonight

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The United States men's national team plays Belize tonight in their opening game of the Gold Cup.

Belize is the 130th-ranked soccer team in the world, and one of the smallest nations in the tournament. 

Here are four things that give you a sense of how much of an underdog Belize is tonight.

1. Belize's coach works for the United States soccer federation. Ian Mork is a youth soccer scout for the US.

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via Channel 5 Belize

2. Two Belize players (Trevor Lennen and Lennox Castillo) are policemen and members of the DRAGON SQUAD, which is Belize's version of the SWAT team.

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REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

Not the players.

3. The head of Belizean soccer federation reportedly told a local paper, "I call on our nation to not only to beat the United States but to humiliate the United States."

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4. The team held a telethon to help raise the $150,000 it cost them to participate in the Gold Cup. You can also donate on their website via PayPal.

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