Ralph ready to make international grade

August 17, 2004
By Marc Connolly
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The last time the U.S. National Team flew to Jamaica for a World Cup qualifying match, Damani Ralph was about to enter his junior year at the University of Connecticut.

On that scorcher of an afternoon in June of 2001, which saw the Reggae Boyz tie the U.S. 0-0 at a time when the Americans were storming through the final round of qualifying, the then 21-year-old Ralph sat in the stands and cheered on his home team.

Little did he know that day that many ...

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