U.S. shows self-belief against Argentina

June 9, 2008
By Jeff Carlisle, ESPNsoccernet
When the U.S. men's national team endured a slow start to the 2007 Gold Cup, U.S. coach Bob Bradley insisted that the most important thing was for the team to show improvement as the tournament progressed. Ultimately, they did just that in claiming the CONCACAF crown.

Now fast forward one year later to the team's gauntlet of imposing friendlies against England, Spain, and Argentina. Losses to the first two opponents provided little evidence that the U.S. even belonged on the same field ...

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