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The only thing that experience tells me is you can't be 100% sure about any player.
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#Experience

I think the first half we were a little sloppy in different parts of the field, but I think in the second half we were much more solid. Obviously, we could have scored more goals.
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#Field

The Gold Cup is the biggest headache on the schedule. We want to be respectful of the confederation championship and put our best team out there and try to win it. However, our focus has to be on World Cup qualifying. Those 10 games are the most important.
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#Gold

They're in a position we were in, you want to get it done sooner than later. This is a game where their sights are clearly to win, as it was for Guatemala the last time we were in Guatemala. It will be interesting to see.
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#Game

The Costa Rica team will play very strong, very fast in the beginning of the game, try to get an early goal and write their ticket to Germany.
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#Beginning

Our team is a long way from being set for Germany. It will take time.
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#Germany

With only one international fixture date next year, this is an excellent opportunity to get our group together as we continue to shape our team for the World Cup.
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#Opportunity

Tim continues to be a very talented goalkeeper that we think, given time and the right opportunity, is going to continue to improve and be a terrific goalkeeper at the international level. One day he will be the No. 1 goalkeeper for the U.S.
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#Opportunity

This is an opportunity for some fresh faces, and we're going to see what they are about at the international level. This game is important because it can eliminate some players from consideration, and it can improve the situation of others.
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#Opportunity

There's a strong likelihood he'll be at camp. He has shown a lot of progress and we need to take a look at him.
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#Progress

It's likely that we have two teams from Europe. I'm not going to worry about it one way or the other.
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#Worry

I sat in the stands in Italy and shook my head. And not to disrespect the performance of our players, but it was so obvious to me at that point in time that we had a long way to go, and 16 years later we get to replay these matches. So it will be interesting to see where we are.
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#Italy

I was there, I sat in the stands in Italy and shook my head, and I don't mean that as disrespect. It was clear we had a long way to go. We get to replay those games now, and it'll be interesting to see what kind of progress we've made.
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#Italy

The fact that he is the only three-time winner of the award is a testament to the consistency, commitment and dedication he has displayed throughout his career.
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#Commitment

We view this camp and the games in January and February as critical towards our preparation for Germany.
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#Games

Why? Because it's January and you can't worry about it. I don't think we had a bad performance, but I didn't think anybody stepped up and had a big performance.
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#Performance

Canada is traditionally a very solid team, and this game will be a good test for our domestic players as we begin the critical process of building a roster for the 2006 World Cup. We are looking forward to playing in San Diego, a city with a rich soccer history. It should be an excellent event.
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#Canada

Over the next month or so we'll really see the value the Gold Cup had for us. Because of injuries and suspensions, a few guys had to play a bit more than we anticipated, and that can only make our squad deeper in the long run.
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#Gold

Let's give our opponents credit. I think they played real hard and came with a good plan.
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#Credit

My impression is that we're allies with the South Koreans. We're not aware of any political issues. We consider the South Koreans our friends.
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#Allies

It's time the American public steps forward and supporters of soccer in this country support our game by watching, by attending games, by buying soccer products, by being good consumers.
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#Country

Mexico City is a lopsided advantage for the Mexican team. With the altitude, it makes it a completely different game. But we know that when we play them anywhere else, we can beat them. We proved that tonight.
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#Advantage

We had a one-goal advantage and the extra player. We wanted to get the second goal.
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#Advantage

There's everything here for players and families to both experience the culture of Germany as well feel comfortable that this is a city that is similar to cities in the United States. And it's a perfect match: great restaurants, lots of entertainment, lot of things to do, a great hotel, great training facilities. Everything we want is here.
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#Culture

I can't say if the pressure (of Germany) will benefit us or not. We're just going to try to play to get a result.
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#Germany

It's like going from college basketball to the NBA. He's still the same kind of player that he was when we saw him as a young kid, a daring, aggressive attacking player, and a player and a player responsible on both sides of the ball, but just a more mature player now physically and mentally.
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#Basketball

That makes the European countries big players. Unfortunately we have to play two of them, the Czech Republic and Italy, which is one of the favorites to win the World Cup. In my opinion Brazil is the team to beat.
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#Italy

I haven't even started thinking of a roster for Germany. Any of them (players on the roster) can be a question. If you're 25 with an injury, it could jeopardize your spot for next year.
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#Germany

With a good training camp, good preparation games and the right mental approach, our team will be a team that's going to challenge anybody on the field in this World Cup.
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#Games

Having the opportunity to get a feel for the stadium and the environment here is very valuable.
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#Environment