Poland game a useful barometer

February 28, 2006
By Michael Lewis
KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- Well, what do you know? The U.S. national team has finally found a home, although it's certainly off the beaten path for most American soccer fans.

Let's face it. Outside of an occasional Salt Lake City, finding a U.S. venue that will embrace the U.S. team for international friendlies or World Cup qualifiers back home is "impossible," midfielder Landon Donovan said.

For years, U.S. national team players have been strangers in their stadiums. They've ...

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