March 20, 2000 | Grant Wahl
DaMarcus Beasley and other young U.S. players will improve MLS this year
April 16, 2001 | Grant Wahl
Hristo Stoitchkov, a star from Bulgaria, holds nothing back from his Fire teammates
May 20, 2002
Board StiffKimiko Soldati goes parallel (sans bars) during competition last week at the 2002 Speedo Fina/USA Grand Prix in Coral Springs, Fla.
June 17, 2002 | Grant Wahl
Long dismissed as a soccer-deficient nation by many Europeans, the U.S. rose up to beat a world power, Portugal, and tie cohost South Korea
July 01, 2002 | Grant Wahl
Can Major League Soccer capitalize on the U.S.'s Cup run by cultivating the new fans, marketing the new heroes and making soccer viable?