Justin Mapp showed against Denmark that he is the kind of player the U.S. needs to produce more of, writes Andrea Canales.
The game against Scotland was a chance for some fringe players to impress Bruce Arena, says Andrew Winner.
Aside from Santino Quaranta, no newcomers made an impression against Cuba, says Ives Galarcep.
While watching the U.S.-Mexico match, Marc Connolly jotted down five observations from the Americans' last-minute win.
As they prepare for next weekend's opening of their fourth World Cup, thirtysomethings Julie Foudy, Mia Hamm, Joy Fawcett and Kristine Lilly are the old women of the game. And among the most successful American athletes ever.