| Thursday, December 19, 2002 14:51 EST
Marc Connolly archive
Touch of Gray
After a solid rookie season in MLS and a recent European tour with the Nike Project-40 team, Kelly Gray is poised to challenge for a roster spot on the U.S. Olympic team.
Simply the best
Take a look back at the best highlights in a history-making year for the U.S. Men's National Team.
Breaking new ground
The U.S. men's team played well as a unit against El Salvador despite many newcomers to the MLS-based roster.
A fresh start in D.C.
U.S. coach Bruce Arena begins his long search in the nation's capital for players that will make up the 2006 World Cup roster.
Here's to you, Mr. Robinson
American defender Eddie Robinson enjoyed a solid MLS season that earned him a spot on the U.S. National Team.
Variation on a theme
The cast may look the same, but the U.S. Women's National Team is undergoing some dramatic changes ahead of the 2003 World Cup.
U.S. Open Cup alive and well
The Crew and Galaxy delivered an entertaining and dramatic 2002 final.
Captain Cobi finally a cup champion
Cobi Jones' hard work finally paid off for a much-deserved MLS championship.
Win or lose, Sigi a success
One of the most respected coaches in the MLS, the Galaxy's Sigi Schmid gets another shot at his first MLS title.
Style meets grit in MLS Cup 2002
Marc Connolly previews MLS Cup 2002 and picks his champion.
Friends and foes
When the Revolution and Galaxy meet in MLS Cup 2002, there will be many connections among players from both sides, but none may be stronger than the one between the Revs' Taylor Twellman and Galaxy's Danny Califf.
Revs are Red, White and Brown
The Revolution's magical ride from midseason doormat to MLS Cup 2002 finalist can be attributed to a variety of factors, but perhaps the biggest key has been the stifling goalkeeping of Adin Brown.