U.S. looking to avoid a letdown

June 7, 2005
By Marc Connolly
In many respects, the U.S. national team has to be wondering which Panama side will show up when the two square off in a World Cup qualifying match on Wednesday night in Panama City.

Will the gritty side that had Bruce Arena's team on the ropes in front of their home crowd during the 1-1 tie on September 8 show up? Or will it be the group that received a 6-0 shellacking at RFK Stadium on October 13?

It's hard to tell. Without a doubt, playing at home will be a factor and provide ...

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