Canada poses threat despite Cinderella status

March 18, 2008
By Jeff Carlisle, ESPNsoccernet
The least popular team in the world is the one that taps Cinderella on the shoulder to tell her that her time is up.

Yet that is exactly the situation the U.S. Olympic team finds itself in entering Thursday's semifinal showdown with Canada, the Olympic qualifying tournament's surprise package. And with a trip to Beijing on the line, there can be no time for sentiment.

The Canadians exhibited some considerable skill and grit on their way to finishing second in Group ...

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