U.S. defense proving hard to score on

October 6, 2008
By Frank Dell'Apa, Special to ESPNsoccernet
The U.S. had World Cup qualifying victory No. 5 well in hand when Trinidad & Tobago scored an offside goal Sept. 10 in Bridgeview, Ill. Tim Howard, though, did not seem to realize the score was about to be invalidated as he banged the Toyota Park ground, and then rose to his feet, swinging his fists and shouting.

Even disallowed goals with a 3-0 lead are not taken lightly by the U.S.

And it is this attitude that has helped place the team in a position to advance ...

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