Focus on the USA

Complacency the challenge for USA

June 17, 2010
By Jeff Carlisle, ESPN.com
The USA passed all manner of exams against England this past weekend. But to prevail against Slovenia on Friday will require them to ace World Cup Psychology 101.

The mental challenges are numerous, but the first hurdle is putting Saturday's memorable 1-1 tie with England in its proper perspective. Although the Americans did garner a valuable point, the result didn't do that much to change the dynamics of Group C. For the USA, progressing to the second round always required taking points ...

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