U.S., Germany in true clash of titans
August 22, 2004
By Marc Connolly
Then it was U.S.-China.
Now it's U.S.-Germany.
But unlike the first two rivalries that dominated women's soccer from the mid-80s through the beginning of this century, the U.S. Women's National Team finds itself in a major international tournament as the second banana, and even as underdogs going into Monday's Olympic semifinal.
Underdog. It's a word the U.S. side has never had attached to its name. Never. Not once.