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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Meet Your U.S. World Cup Soccer Team

From the pages of USA Today.

It would be interesting to compare this roster with rosters from years past in terms of the international experience of the players and the roles those players play in premier leagues around the world. I've hypothesized that until the U.S. has dozens of players playing in the top European leagues -- with several starring -- the U.S. won't have enough firepower to compete with the historically outstanding teams in the World Cup (some of which have the opposite problem -- too many stars, an unwillingness for some to subordinate themselves and share, and, consequently, disappointment come World Cup time.

Still, the U.S. is headed in the right direction and should emerge from its group into the elimination round.


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