's complete coverage of the FIFA World Cup 2002 World Cup

Roster | Team Stats | Player Stats
Team W L T GF GA Pts
x-South Korea 2 0 1 4 1 7
q-United States 1 1 1 5 6 4
Portugal 1 2 0 6 4 3
Poland 1 2 0 3 7 3
x-group winner, q-qualified for 2nd round
United States 0
Germany 1
Recap | Match Summary
GER - Michael Ballack, 39th min.

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Date Time Teams Stories
Sun. September 21st 12:30 p.m. ET Sweden vs. United States
Group, A, At, Washington, Dc
Thu. September 25th 07:30 p.m. ET Nigeria vs. United States
Group, A, At, Philadelphia
* - GMT is ET + 4 hrs.; Tokyo/Seoul local time is ET + 13 hrs.

United States Team Information
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  United States
Can the Americans' most complete player, midfielder Claudio Reyna, finally make an impact on the world stage? Can the slow back line hold firm? Can Clint Mathis become a genuine goal-scoring threat? This much we know: The Yanks have the punch to beat South Korea and tie Poland, the likely requirements to reach the second round. They must, however, avoid being blown out by group powerhouse Portugal on June 5. A loss by two goals or more, and they will probably have to win their next two matches to survive. Our prediction: Team USA will advance.
--Grant Wahl (More)

  • Pedro Pinto: United States Team Spotlight 
  • United States World Cup History 
  • SI Online: Clint Mathis Cover 
  • Player Profiles 
  • United States aiming to improve on last-place finish 
  • Reyna looking to lead United States into last 16 
  • Keller, Friedel still fighting over goalkeeper's jersey 
    From World Soccer Magazine
    Claudio Reyna Player Profile: United States coach Bruce Arena has a word for the critics of Claudio Reyna. He calls them idiots. To address the detractors more diplomatically, they've placed unreasonable expectations on America's most talented player. (More
  • Q & A with coach Bruce Arena 
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