French lesson

June 17, 2003
By Marc Connolly
Of the 23 players that Bruce Arena brought to France to represent the U.S. at the Confederations Cup, only two veterans -- Frankie Hejduk and Earnie Stewart -- were a part of the World Cup squad in 1998 that laid a goose egg over there.

Five years later, the Americans find themselves on the other end of the spectrum. The U.S. is not considered one of the game's true elite sides yet, but it's also not too far behind after making the World Cup quarterfinals last summer. Elite with training ...

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