U.S. men's national team

U.S. won't overlook its opponents

December 8, 2009
By Jeff Carlisle, ESPNsoccernet
Remember the old adage, "Be careful what you wish for, you may get it?" The U.S. men's national team should.

After years of getting the proverbial short end of the World Cup draw, last Friday the Americans received the kind of first-round group that manager Bob Bradley could only dream of. Yet with it comes some uncharted territory. The U.S. is now in the unfamiliar position of being favorites to progress to the second round. Those expectations come with the kind of pressure that they ...

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