Monday, August 04, 2008

Beijing Olympics: U.S. faces a tough test in the group stage

With the daily countdown to the start of the Olympics now in single digits, U.S. men's head coach Peter Nowak must feel like a chef ready to make the perfect dish, only to find that he has the wrong quantities of each ingredient. It's possible that Nowak might yet find the right mix and steer the Americans into the latter stages of the tournament. But there is a greater probability that a winning recipe will remain elusive, with the U.S. heading home after just three games, especially given the difficult draw the team has been handed.

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