John O'Brien discusses his injury rehab with Marc Connolly.
Earnie Stewart overcame an injury and a benching to provide some much-needed veteran leadership during D.C. United's strong stretch run in the regular season and playoffs.
Since joining Columbus in August, Tony Sanneh has fit in perfectly with the Crew and may be the key player that pushes the squad deep into the playoffs and toward its first league title.
Craig Ziadie and Fabian Taylor as well as other Reggae Boyz who ply their trade in MLS have passed along valuble info to the Jamaican coaching staff that will hopefully make it very difficult on the U.S. at Kingston's National Stadium.
The U.S. expected a rough match from Nigeria and got one, but then delivered a body blow of its own to the African champions.
Chris Klein returned from a serious knee injury to win the MLS comeback player award last season and now he looks to take his game even higher in 2003.
Maybe Allen Iverson was on to something: practice is practice. Just ask Steve McNair. Or, better yet, watch him.