Analysis: U.S. a step behind

June 19, 2003
By Marc Connolly
Maybe the recent friendlies played against New Zealand and Wales somehow made the U.S. National Team players forget just how fast and physical the game is played at the international level.

If anything comes out of Thursday's 2-1 loss to Turkey in the FIFA Confederation's Cup, it is such a reminder, as the World Cup semifinalists from a year ago seemed to be a step quicker than the Americans throughout the afternoon in Saint Etienne.

From the outset, the Turkish attackers were ...

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