Draw provides no answers

April 12, 2006
By Jeff Carlisle
With the United States' dour 1-1 draw against Jamaica on Tuesday night, the seemingly endless World Cup tryout cycle came to a fitful, anticlimactic end. In a game that for some players amounted to a make-or-break match, there was no "Eureka!" moment, no jaw-dropping performance that said "Bruce Arena, leaving me off the World Cup roster will come back to haunt you."

Sure, there was a laundry list of excuses for such an uninspired performance. There were plenty of nerves, and nearly ...

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