U.S. men's team

U.S. team hopes for favorable draw

December 1, 2009
By Jeff Carlisle, ESPNsoccernet
Will the U.S. reach the knockout stages of the 2010 World Cup?

It's a question that has been on the minds of U.S. soccer observers since the team clinched qualification back in October. Yet it's a conversation that is almost immediately cut short by the comment, "It depends on the draw," and with good reason. While the festivities in South Africa are nominally a gathering of the 32 finest soccer-playing nations on the planet, the vagaries of qualification mean some high flyers were left ...

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