June 3, 2005
Coaches call these games "character builders" or "gut checks," as they often provide a glimpse of a team’s collective mettle. True, the England match lacked any real implications for the U.S. as a team. But individually, many players knew the much-anticipated friendly offered them an important chance to impress their manager. One player who rose to the occasion was forward Josh Wolff, who turned in 90 minutes of up-tempo soccer.