Team USA on easy street

June 9, 2005
By Marc Connolly

Now exactly midway through the final round of World Cup qualifying, it's no longer a case of 'if' the U.S. national team will punch its ticket for Germany next summer, but rather a case of 'when?'

One can get away making such a claim simply because Bruce Arena's side owns a 4-1 record and 12 points out of a possible 15 after downing Panama 3-0 on Wednesday night. There's math involved, and the numbers are stacked on their side. However, it's far more than that. It's not as ...

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