The U.S. Men's National Soccer Team
will be heading to the World Cup next month ranked number four its highest showing ever. "At the end of the day, I don't think the Czech Republic, Italy, or Ghana really care what we're ranked," says defender Jimmy Conrad, with a laugh. Before heading to Germany for the Cup, the 23-man squad will play three matches on U.S. soil, against Morocco, Latvia, and Venezuela the latter at Cleveland Browns Stadium tonight. "People are going to be vying for starting positions," says Conrad, who also plays for the Kansas City Wizards and pens a column on ESPN.com. "Expect a high-intensity game."
Fri., May 26, 7 p.m.