Brian Bailey Preface to the Revised Edition

Germany 06

The U.S. men's national team has officially qualified for the 2006 World Cup in Germany! They defeated Mexico 2-0 last night in a terrific match. DeMarcus Beasley and Kasey Keller turned in dominant performances [read ESPN's commentary] and now they have nine months to prepare for the biggest event in sports.

Having attended two matches between the U.S. and Mexico (in Houston and Dallas), I only wish I could have been there when the U.S. clinched their 5th consecutive trip to the World Cup.