O'Brien returns to the mix

July 9, 2005
By Marc Connolly
One can look at the United States national team's 4-1 victory over Cuba on Thursday night in two ways:

1. A group of mostly second- and third-team players underperformed for the majority of the match and were simply bailed out by three goals over a six-minute span before the final whistle. Not good, guys.

2. Bruce Arena got a chance to look at three uncapped players, a pair of older veterans trying to stay in the mix and a few others who are not regular starters. And the ...

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