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Monday's Need To Know

We're just nine days away from real, World Cup-qualifiying soccer. The U.S. Men's team will host Mexico up in chilly Columbus next Wednesday, and our friends to the south have their roster set. Six teams are competing for three spots in the 2010 tournament in South Africa, and the No. 4 team advances to a playoff. That, and much more, in Monday's NTK.

The headlines:

Mexico sets roster for match against United States

MLS announces 2009 Preseason Schedule

Beckham plays well again, adding to 'stay or leave' drama

ESPNsoccernet: Live Transfer Day blog