U.S. women back on right track

August 20, 2004
By Marc Connolly
The U.S. Women's National Team did not string together a complete 90 minutes of soccer in beating Japan 2-1 in its Olympic quarterfinal on Friday, however, it was the side's finest performance of the tournament so far.

The cobwebs and scattered play that had been on display throughout the three matches in group play were not there against the Japanese squad.

It's a positive development for April Heinrichs' team, as it now must prepare for a gigantic match against the favored-Germans ...

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