U.S. makes short work of Norway

January 30, 2006
By Jeff Carlisle
A 5-0 victory in an international soccer friendly is bound to raise an eyebrow or two, regardless of the countries involved. Let's face it, such results are about as rare as seeing Bruce Arena smile at a press conference. But after watching the U.S. national team blow out Norway in Carson, Calif., by that very score line, just what, if any, conclusions can one draw from the result?

The margin of victory was a U.S. record against a European opponent, which means it must lead to bigger ...

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