U.S. Struggles for World Cup Soccer Respect NPR's Michele Norris talks to Stefan Fatsis, sports writer for The Wall Street Journal, about the U.S. World Cup soccer team's struggle to qualify for the 2006 World Cup. The U.S. team has made great strides in improving its standing in world soccer. But the team's recent World Cup qualifying win against Grenada is being overshadowed by soccer's second-most important tournament, the European championship, currently taking place in Portugal.
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U.S. Struggles for World Cup Soccer Respect

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U.S. Struggles for World Cup Soccer Respect

U.S. Struggles for World Cup Soccer Respect

U.S. Struggles for World Cup Soccer Respect

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NPR's Michele Norris talks to Stefan Fatsis, sports writer for The Wall Street Journal, about the U.S. World Cup soccer team's struggle to qualify for the 2006 World Cup. The U.S. team has made great strides in improving its standing in world soccer. But the team's recent World Cup qualifying win against Grenada is being overshadowed by soccer's second-most important tournament, the European championship, currently taking place in Portugal.