Football is the most important thing among the least important things.
- Jorge Valdano
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Follow the US Outside the Lines
For those following the US team this summer, it's been quite a ride. Beginning with the loss at Costa Rica, reaching the high point of humbling Spain, and finally seeing the B and C squads perform admirably at the Gold Cup before capitulating against Mexico. And of course the big one is yet to come, August 12 at Estadio Azteca. ESPN Outside the Lines has followed the US boys this summer and you can read all about it here. The article includes photos and videos at each stop, including a separate multimedia page where you can find all the game recaps, full game video on ESPN 360, game highlights, back scene videos, and photos covering all the same all in one place.
Here are a few of my favorite pictures:
US players playing poker the night before the Costa Rica match. Credit: Wayne Drehs/ESPN.com
The security escort in Costa Rica. Credit: Wayne Drehs/ESPN.com
Donovan's PK against Honduras. Credit: Greg M. Cooper/US Presswire
The US Team huddling up before the task of beating Egypt 3-0. Credit: Vladimir Rys/Bongarts/Getty Images
US fans celebrating Santino Quaranta's goal at RFK Stadium. Credit: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images