A wasted opportunity

May 31, 2005
By Jen Chang
What initially looked like a matchup of intrigue when first scheduled, had long since lost its luster by the time the U.S. took the field against England on Saturday at Soldier Field. U.S. fans hoping to see whether or not Bruce Arena's boys could handle the pace and power of a lethal attacking combination such as Wayne Rooney and Michael Owen, were instead already resigned to witness the decidedly more pedestrian combo of Alan Smith and Andy Johnson.

Although England won the game 2-1, ...

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