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World Cup Television

The U.S. World Cup Goalkeepers

By Ridge Mahoney, Senior Editor

Brad Friedel


Pos.: Goalkeeper.
Club: Blackburn (ENG). Age: 31.
GP: 76. G: 0. Size (6-foot-4, 202 pounds) and incredible wing span enable him to reach shots and crosses many keepers miss. Excellent with feet and has a powerful throw. Tough on breakaways and has a good history of saving penalties. ...

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France 1998

The U.S. World Cup Goalkeepers

By Ridge Mahoney, Senior Editor

Brad Friedel


Pos.: Goalkeeper.
Club: Blackburn (ENG). Age: 31.
GP: 76. G: 0. Size (6-foot-4, 202 pounds) and incredible wing span enable him to reach shots and crosses many keepers miss. Excellent with feet and has a powerful throw. Tough on breakaways and has a good history of saving penalties. ...

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Building a Bridge for Latinos

The U.S. World Cup Goalkeepers

By Ridge Mahoney, Senior Editor

Brad Friedel


Pos.: Goalkeeper.
Club: Blackburn (ENG). Age: 31.
GP: 76. G: 0. Size (6-foot-4, 202 pounds) and incredible wing span enable him to reach shots and crosses many keepers miss. Excellent with feet and has a powerful throw. Tough on breakaways and has a good history of saving penalties. ...

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U-19s Romp to Canada

The U.S. World Cup Goalkeepers

By Ridge Mahoney, Senior Editor

Brad Friedel


Pos.: Goalkeeper.
Club: Blackburn (ENG). Age: 31.
GP: 76. G: 0. Size (6-foot-4, 202 pounds) and incredible wing span enable him to reach shots and crosses many keepers miss. Excellent with feet and has a powerful throw. Tough on breakaways and has a good history of saving penalties. ...

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Strengths & Weaknesses: The U.S. Goalkeepers

The U.S. World Cup Goalkeepers

By Ridge Mahoney, Senior Editor

Brad Friedel


Pos.: Goalkeeper.
Club: Blackburn (ENG). Age: 31.
GP: 76. G: 0. Size (6-foot-4, 202 pounds) and incredible wing span enable him to reach shots and crosses many keepers miss. Excellent with feet and has a powerful throw. Tough on breakaways and has a good history of saving penalties. ...

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Strengths & Weaknesses: The U.S. Midfielders

The U.S. World Cup Midfielders

By Ridge Mahoney, Senior Editor

DaMarcus Beasley

Pos.: Midfielder.
Club: Chicago Fire.
Age: 20.
GP: 12. G: 3.
Once more of a winger. Now is maturing into a two-way midfielder or emergency left back. Recovers and closes down players quickly. First U.S. goal was a stoppage-time volley that downed South Korea in Gold Cup. Good ...

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Strengths & Weaknesses: The U.S. Defenders

The U.S. World Cup Defenders

By Ridge Mahoney, Senior Editor

Jeff Agoos


Pos.: Defender.
Club: San Jose Earthquakes.
Age: 34.
GP: 130. G: 4.
Strong tackler reads the game well and attempts to pass the ball. Fiercely competitive and leader of the back. Won't win many footraces or aerial duels; sometimes can compensate by positioning, sometimes not. Usually serves ball ...

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Strengths & Weaknesses: The U.S. Goalkeepers

The U.S. World Cup Goalkeepers By Ridge Mahoney, Senior Editor

Brad Friedel


Pos.: Goalkeeper.
Club: Blackburn (ENG). Age: 31.
GP: 76. G: 0.
Size (6-foot-4, 202 pounds) and incredible wing span enable him to reach shots and crosses many keepers miss. Excellent with feet and has a powerful throw. Tough on breakaways and has a good history of saving penalties. ...

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Marketplace

Friday, May 31 in Seoul (7:30 am ET) Group A: FRANCE (0-0-0, 0 pts.) vs. SENEGAL (0-0-0, 0 pts.) (TV: Live, ESPN2, Univision, 7:30 am ET; Tape, Telefutura, 10 am ET/PT, Galavision, 7:30 p.m. ET/PT) First, Robert Pires. Now, Zinedine Zidane. France opens its defense of the World Cup without its two playmakers. Pires was lost for the tournament with ...
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Short Passes

Friday, May 31 in Seoul (7:30 am ET) Group A: FRANCE (0-0-0, 0 pts.) vs. SENEGAL (0-0-0, 0 pts.) (TV: Live, ESPN2, Univision, 7:30 am ET; Tape, Telefutura, 10 am ET/PT, Galavision, 7:30 p.m. ET/PT) First, Robert Pires. Now, Zinedine Zidane. France opens its defense of the World Cup without its two playmakers. Pires was lost for the tournament with ...
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SoccerTalk: Enjoy the Players, Forget the Other Stuff

Friday, May 31 in Seoul (7:30 am ET) Group A: FRANCE (0-0-0, 0 pts.) vs. SENEGAL (0-0-0, 0 pts.) (TV: Live, ESPN2, Univision, 7:30 am ET; Tape, Telefutura, 10 am ET/PT, Galavision, 7:30 p.m. ET/PT) First, Robert Pires. Now, Zinedine Zidane. France opens its defense of the World Cup without its two playmakers. Pires was lost for the tournament with ...
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Strengths & Weaknesses: The U.S. Forwards

The U.S. World Cup Forwards

By Ridge Mahoney, Senior Editor

Clint Mathis

Pos.: Forward.
Club: MetroStars.
Age: 25.
GP: 22. G: 9.
Sniper extraordinaire. Punctures defenses with sharp first steps. Will try anything to burst through defenders or bamboozle them. Accurate with either foot and can shoot in stride. Keeper night-mare on free kicks. Not fast. Prickly temperament will be ...

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Shaping the Crew

Consider Group H the World Cup's gift to JAPAN. The host with the most is in the group with the least, and passage to second round - and perhaps the quarterfinals - looks well within grasp.

Experienced RUSSIA will have plenty to say about this, and so might BELGIUM. If the pressure of playing at home doesn't affect performance, ...
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Hidetoshi

Consider Group H the World Cup's gift to JAPAN. The host with the most is in the group with the least, and passage to second round - and perhaps the quarterfinals - looks well within grasp.

Experienced RUSSIA will have plenty to say about this, and so might BELGIUM. If the pressure of playing at home doesn't affect performance, ...
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Patrick Mboma

Consider Group H the World Cup's gift to JAPAN. The host with the most is in the group with the least, and passage to second round - and perhaps the quarterfinals - looks well within grasp.

Experienced RUSSIA will have plenty to say about this, and so might BELGIUM. If the pressure of playing at home doesn't affect performance, ...
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