Conrad a picture of composure

February 20, 2006
By Steve Davis
FRISCO, Texas -- U.S. central defender Jimmy Conrad's job Sunday was to keep dangerous Guatemalan striker Carlos Ruiz under control. His job in the bigger picture is to force Bruce Arena into some very tough choices.

So it was mission accomplished on all fronts on a miserably cold afternoon in the Dallas suburbs.

A well-bundled crowd of 14,453 took on subfreezing temperatures (31 at kickoff) and steady drizzle to see the United States' debut appearance at Pizza Hut Park, a 4-0 ...

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