Turkey wary of American squad

June 18, 2003
LYON, France -- Landon Donovan knows last year's run to the World Cup quarterfinals accomplished only so much for American soccer.

``We always have to prove something. People always think Americans can't play soccer,'' he said Wednesday. ``That's always motivation for us.''

The U.S. team returns to the world soccer stage for the first time in a year Thursday night when it plays World Cup semifinalist Turkey in the Confederations Cup in Saint-Etienne. The eight-nation tournament ...

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