It wasn't a classic, but the original "Girls of Summer" gave a command performance against Germany in the Olympic semifinals.
The U.S. women didn't win any style points in beating Brazil, but they got the result to advance into the quarterfinals.
The scenario for the men's Under-23 National Team is simple: Beat Mexico on Tuesday night, and move on to the Olympics in August. Lose to the Mexicans, and buy your own tickets to the Athens Games this summer.
Zak Whitbread shared his thoughts on representing the U.S. U-23 squad in Olympic qualifying, playing for the Liverpool reserves and more with Marc Connolly.
The U.S. U-23 sqaud is filled with MLS standouts as it makes final preparations for the 2004 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying tournament in February.