Ascent back to top goes through Brazil
August 25, 2004
By Marc Connolly
Talk about a tough schedule. First, the Americans were forced to play three round-robin matches, while the other top teams such as Germany, Sweden and China only had to play two. Playing the host country, Greece, wasn't exactly an easy task to start the tournament, either.
With a dangerous Brazil squad -- who plays a style all its own -- in Group G, it made ...