Copa America a missed opportunity for U.S.

July 8, 2007
By Jeff Carlisle, ESPNsoccernet
MARACAIBO, Venezuela -- When it was announced last October that the United States would enter Copa America, the decision by United States Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati seemed like a no-brainer. One of the proposed cures for the disappointing World Cup in Germany was to get the U.S. national team more games in tougher environments, and against better competition. Copa America was primed to deliver on all fronts. But after the Americans' three-and-out performance, which was accomplished ...

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