Youth team success yet to translate to senior level

March 30, 2007
By Maria Burns
It doesn't matter how patriotic you are. One is hard-pressed to argue that American men's soccer is the best soccer in the world.

First of all, there are no real facts to back it up. Compile a list of the game's 10 biggest names. OK, 50. How many Americans are on that list? If it's a legitimate list, it's likely there are zero.

This is not an attack on the American game -- it's just the truth.

So the question is, when do things ...

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