Charlie Davies could have been the top overall selection in the SuperDraft, but like other recent high-profile college stars, he opted to spurn MLS for Europe, writes Frank Dell'Apa.
Until the financial investment in soccer comes closer to equaling that of Europe, North American teams will never be able to regularly compete with the traditional powers, says Frank Dell'Apa.
For the 2010 World Cup, the U.S. has to learn how to compete with the best national teams and a good place to start would be by participating in the Copa America, says Frank Dell'Apa.
The projected U.S. lineup to face Poland in Wednesday's friendly will be a close approximation of Bruce Arena's current first-choice lineup, says Frank Dell'Apa.
Both teams will be missing key Europe-based players when they clash, but Japan should provide tougher opposition for the U.S. than Norway did, writes Frank Dell'Apa.