U.S. grinds out drab win against Barbados

June 22, 2008
By Jeff Carlisle, ESPNsoccernet
Chances are that about 15 months from now, the U.S. will be celebrating its qualification to the 2010 World Cup. When that day comes, Sunday's 1-0 win over Barbados -- one in which the U.S. prevailed 9-0 on aggregate in their World Cup qualifying series -- will be largely forgotten. Thank goodness, because this was an unimpressive performance that induced a near-terminal case of boredom.

Granted, Sunday's match was a no-win situation for the Americans. If they play too well, then they're ...

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