U.S. men's national team analysis

Current U.S. team no better than the 2006 version

June 8, 2009
By Steve Davis
It is a quintessentially American trait to believe things are always on the rise.

Even in these days of coupon clipping, Americans are generally a bunch of red, white and blue optimists, forever convinced that tomorrow's haul will be more bountiful than today's in a world of blessed plenty.

This certainly applies to the U.S. soccer team.

As the national program goes, the belief is that it's long been on the incline. The U.S. Soccer tree grows a little ...

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