F for effort

John Powers
Date Published: 
Boston Globe

Rough words for the US Olympic soccer team from Trinidad's Jack Warner, who runs CONCACAF, the regional soccer federation. In his last newsletter, Warner ripped the Americans' defensive mind-set in their opening loss to Italy at Barcelona. "They begged Italy not to be too hard on them," Warner wrote. The Mexicans, the region's other qualifier, played for their country and their confederation, Warner said. "The USA simply played."