U.S. perseveres despite losing the midfield battle

February 8, 2007
By Jeff Carlisle, ESPNsoccernet
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Sometimes one can't help but marvel at how much the play on the field doesn't match a game's result. Wednesday night's 2-0 victory by the United States over bitter rival Mexico was a prime example of such an encounter. The visitors dominated for long stretches, yet the Americans came out on top, leading to the following conclusion: While the Americans' play has a long way to go, they have gotten so far inside their rival's collective head that not even Dr. Phil would be able to ...

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