Parting shots

August 29, 2004
By Michael Lewis
Some final thoughts about the Olympic soccer tournament:

Purity, please


This was the fourth men's tournament for Under-23 and the third that allowed each team to use three overage players. The sport would be better off if the Olympic soccer tournament becomes a pure U-23 competition.

Overage players? Let them watch on TV, or better yet, rest up between their fall and spring seasons. We probably have a better chance of going to Mars and back than FIFA and the ...

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