U.S. men's national team

U.S. expectations are too high

June 19, 2009
By Kristian Dyer
In case you didn't notice, the United States national team isn't that good. Thank you, Captain Obvious. I made this observation somewhere after the third or fourth time I threw my remote at the television during the U.S. team's 3-0 loss to Brazil. Like an MLS striker, I missed all four times.

But saying the national team isn't good is not to say that the team is bad. The U.S. is rather ordinary, filled with yeoman-like players who are long on effort and short on technical skill and savvy. ...

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