Depleted U.S. team no match for Germany

March 23, 2006
By Michael Lewis
DORTMUND, Germany -- Bruce Arena must be praying to the soccer gods these days that every one of his players -- especially the key ones -- remains healthy when the U.S. national team returns to Germany come June.

After Wednesday night's 4-1 debacle here, you certainly couldn't blame Arena if he did some extra praying. The U.S. simply cannot afford to lose any key players if the U.S. has any serious designs of advancing out of the first round against the likes of the Czech Republic and ...

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