These sentiments, stolen from Upstairs (in the Euro-specific general discussion, no less), are good for some fun: Ah, yes, when you define "major tournaments" as the ones that must go through the US. And then oddly there's no mention of Team Sweden's pasting of USA in the last Olympics. Remember, Sweden always starts slow and would rather have weak opponents at the beginning... Hmm, hmm, "playing an experimental lineup or some such", what's a good example of that? You mean like taking out your starting goalie at the last second for no reason other than some sort of superstition about Brazil? Teehee, yeah, that one stung a bit, I'll grant you, and I'm not surprised if, 15 years later, fans of Team USA are suspicious of "experimental lineups"!