The U.S. soccer team left France winless, just as it did in 1998.
Landon Donovan is drained, and U.S. coach Bruce Arena says the young star must push past the fatigue to reach soccer's highest level.
For the second straight game, fans at the Confederations Cup booed when the "The Star-Spangled Banner" was played before the United States took the field.
Even after last year's World Cup, there's still a big gap between the United States and the soccer powers.
Clint Mathis is more focused, looking less forbidding but in better shape than a year ago.
Landon Donovan knows last year's run to the World Cup quarterfinals accomplished only so much for American soccer.
While Manchester United is losing David Beckham to Real Madrid, the English champion could be getting Tim Howard for next season.