Sep. 1, 2004
When Bruce Arena begins putting together a team of players for any game, he looks at a player's fitness as well as skills and experience. Fitness has been key for the U.S. Men's National Team in 2004, with six of the 10 games played this year having been decided after the 75th minute. Of the 16 goals scored by the U.S. Men's National Team in 2004, nine have come in the final 15 minutes. Two of those goals sealed a U.S. victory, and four of them secured a draw after being down 1-0.