Golden Opportunity

July 23, 2005
By Marc Connolly
ZAREPHATH, N.J. -- It hasn't exactly been a smooth ride through the CONCACAF Gold Cup for the U.S. national team.

Forget about the last-minute goal by Oguchi Onyewu against Honduras or even the late-game heroics by Landon Donovan to clinch a tournament-opening victory against Cuba way back on July 7. As far as results go, the road hasn't been too bumpy, considering Bruce Arena's side has gone 4-0-1 over the past two weeks.

What hasn't been easy is selecting a lineup due to a ...

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