Germans muscle a draw with the U.S.

June 15, 2005
By Andrew Winner
ENSCHEDE, Netherlands - Chants of U-S-A echoed through Enschede Stadium Tuesday as the United States battled to a nil-nil draw in its second game of the World Youth Championships. How wonderful, I thought - with its attractive style of play and pressing attack, the United States had gained control of the Dutch crowd.

Then I took a moment and looked at who the Americans were playing: Germany.

OK, now I see one big reason why the Dutch fans were on our side.

An important ...

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