U.S. has room for improvement

August 11, 2004
By Michael Lewis
HERAKLIO, Greece -- The stunning news reached the U.S. Women's Olympic soccer team as the players were exiting from Pankritio Stadium on Wednesday night.

Germany 8, China 0.

That's right, 8-0 in favor of the reigning world champions against a side that has become a former international women's soccer power.

You would expect that vs. one of the lower echelon teams, certainly not against a team that was an American nemesis and could have been world champion in 1999 ...

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