With its performance in South Africa and some unwitting help from a referee, the U.S. soccer team has thrust itself into relevance.
Despite a bad call by a referee, the U.S. soccer team has plenty of other issues it must resolve if it hopes to advance.
The U.S. national team is again well represented by players with Southern California ties.
Edson Buddle and Herculez Gomez were among 10 players with local ties to make the U.S. World Cup roster.
The preliminary World Cup roster for the United States has quite a Southern California flavor.