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Kicking Butt
Grant Wahl
July 05, 1999
Led by a powerhouse offense, the U.S. blew away three first-round opponents and set off a fan frenzy that swept the nation
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July 05, 1999

Kicking Butt

Led by a powerhouse offense, the U.S. blew away three first-round opponents and set off a fan frenzy that swept the nation

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So common were the astonishments, in fact, that nobody batted an eye when DiCicco gave his starters the day off from training last Friday and told reporters, "Everybody's knocked up." Knocked up? Don't worry, folks, you won't be reading any MAMA MIA and TIFFENY TODDLER headlines. DiCicco just meant that his players were sore after being outfouled 29-3 the previous night by Nigeria.

The play may remain rough for the U.S. as it marches on. But as the rest of the world has learned, you may be able to beat up the Americans; beating them is another matter.

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