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By By Leander Schaerlaeckens  |  Last updated 7/31/13
As one team clutches onto the last strands of its fleeting continuity, another rediscovers its own. Preserving their line of succession, their essence and their identity is, at heart, what's really at stake when Everton and Juventus face off in the first game on American soil of the inaugural International Champions Cup on Wednesday (Live, 11p.m. ET, Fox Soccer ). In San Francisco's AT&T Park, the clubs from Liverpool and Turin will look to get in shape, sort out their playing style and instill some confidence in a fan base weary of another season of insecurity. Such is soccer in its preseason. But more than that, Everton and its heartsick fans will judge Roberto Martinez. The Spaniard was finally poached away from Wigan Athletic when it was relegated to succeed David Moyes as manager when he, in turn, had succeeded the finally retired Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United. It will be the first time in 11 years that the Blues will have a new head coach. And the first time in ...
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