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Pierre Barrieu, one Frenchman with something to celebrate
France Football (French), June 25th, 2010 12:35AM

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The only member of the U.S. national team coaching staff to have worked at the last three World Cups is Frenchman Pierre Barrieu. The U.S. fitness coach credits the team's physical and psychological preparation for its never-say-die attitude.

On the winning goal against Algeria, the Americans had a four-on-two counterattack. "Four players [Landon Donovan, Jozy Altidore, Clint Dempsey and Edson Buddle] ran 80 meters in the 90th minute. Fortunately, on Altidore's cross, Dempsey's shot was blocked but Donovan, who was following up the play, was there for the rebound. I believe the win was merited because this team never gives up."

Barrieu says the postgame visit from former President Bill Clinton was memorable. Clinton arrived with an entourage of about 20 people, but Barrieu says he closed the doors separating the two rooms in the U.S. locker room, allowing Clinton to meet alone with the U.S. players and staff. "I think he was happy to share our collective joy," he said.

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