Long-running rivalry with China resumes

August 25, 2006
By Graham Hays
The road to the World Cup in China next summer is assuredly long and winding, but it's starting to take on looking-glass dimensions as the United States prepares to face the host nation for the third time this year on a third continent.

After a spotless July that included wins against Sweden, Ireland and Canada, the United States hopes to remain nearly perfect under coach Greg Ryan (17-0-4 since taking over at last year's Algarve Cup, with a 9-0-3 mark this year that includes a 4-3 shootout ...

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