U.S. national team

Critical game ahead for U.S. against El Salvador

August 14, 2009
DavisBy Steve Davis
Once again, Estadio Azteca is where U.S. soccer progress goes on holiday.

The U.S. national team's latest failed assault on Mt. Azteca was surely a buzzkill for U.S. fans, even if it did provide spectacular theater, as always.

For the American side, these tussles with El Tri south of the border are always like getting a bit of bad sushi: The results aren't pretty and the night doesn't turn out like you hoped, but you've learned something and the damage is hardly permanent. ...

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