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Men's National Team Readies Itself for Gold Cup in Pasadena

CLAREMONT, Calif. (Thursday, January 17, 2002) - Day 11 of the U.S. Men's National Team's training camp in Claremont saw an invigorated U.S. side run through a 60-minute inter-squad scrimmage.  The benefits of the team's fitness training became clearly evident as both the soccer and intensity were markedly improved. Several players had excellent performances, each side able to organize serious attacks and at the same display defensive cohesiveness. Chris Armas had a standout effort, performing his usual defensive duties with vigor while displaying a deft passing touch in small space and over distance.  The team will train once more in Claremont before moving to Pasadena in advance of Saturday's match against the Korea Republic. The U.S. Men's National Team's two group matches of the 2002 CONCACAF Gold Cup on Saturday (Jan. 19) and Monday (Jan. 21) will be televised live on pay-per-view by Innovative Sports Marketing.  The games will be available on the following pay-per-view cable and satellite systems: DirecTV, Dish Network, InDemand 2 and TVN.

Carlos Bocanegra talks about the benefits of his experience with the National Team:
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Bocanegra talks about daily life at U.S. Men's National Team training camp in Claremont:
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