Missed opportunities costly

September 2, 2006
By Andrea Canales
For the second time in a row, the U.S. team reached the semifinals of the U-20 world championship and bowed out without earning a chance to earn the trophy in the final. The loss to China in penalty kicks was excruciatingly bitter, as defeat was snatched out of the jaws of victory in a final twist of fate.

The team has one final match in the third-place game against Brazil still left to play.

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