As a young soccer coach, North Carolina's Anson Dorrance wondered why Dean Smith went out of his way to talk up defense over offense.
Bruce Arena, who coached the U.S. to the quarterfinals of the 2002 World Cup, was elected Saturday to the U.S. National Soccer Hall of Fame.
Twenty-seven stadiums have been dropped from consideration for the U.S. bid to host soccer's World Cup in 2018 and 2022, while Las Vegas and Salt Lake City have been added.
The Americans grabbed the coveted training site the Italians are using at this tournament for next year's World Cup.
From Tim Howard's impressive goalkeeping with Manchester United to Freddy Adu signing with MLS, Marc Connolly compiles his top 10 stories in American soccer for 2003.