What They're Saying: Steve Cherundolo

"[My youth coaches] told me, 'You're going to get six games to get the benefit of the doubt. If you don't perform in those six games, then you're out.' That stuck with me. And I always approached the game that way, and I still do as a coach. Unfortunately, I don't see enough of that in young players. Part of it is a lot of the money they [make]. You're protected by your contracts, and they are larger."

-- Steve Cherundolo, who is working as an assistant coach with the U.S. national team for its two games in Europe, on his introduction when he moved to Germany's Hannover 96 in 1999. He says young Americans don't understand the cuthroat culture of European soccer. (ESPN)
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