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Q & A Giorgio Chinaglia
Richard Deitsch
June 19, 2006
The 59-year-old ex-soccer star is featured in the documentary Once in a Lifetime: The Extraordinary Story of the New York Cosmos, which opens on July 14
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June 19, 2006

Q & A Giorgio Chinaglia

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Chinaglia: Not very far. The youngsters playing today in the soccer academies are very good. Before they were good athletes, and that was about it. Now they are not only good athletes but they have skills.

SI: What do you expect from the U.S. team this year?

Chinaglia: I think people are expecting a bit too much. They did a great job in 2002. But they're in a tough group. I hope there is not too much expectation.

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