Five disappointing minutes

June 12, 2006
By Wayne Drehs
GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany -- They came by the thousands, waving their flags, singing their songs and strutting across the scorching stadium parking lot as if their team had some sort of illustrious soccer past.

Some came from the United States, some came from Europe but all were decked in red, white and blue. They wore the Stars and Stripes as a bikini, danced to "Born in the U.S.A." in the parking lot and carried themselves with the same level of confidence their team had exhibited all ...

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