U.S. hopes to snap out of funk

August 19, 2004
By Michael Lewis
THESSALONIKI, Greece -- Nervousness. Anxiousness. Fear of failure. Lack of confidence.

Soccer fans usually don't associate those negative traits with the vaunted U.S. Women's National Team, winners of two Women's World Cups and an Olympic gold medal in the past 13 years.

But those doubts have plagued the U.S. women's soccer team in the Olympic soccer tournament, according to a pair of strikers who have rarely shown self doubt in their performances - Mia Hamm and Abby Wambach.
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