Really not trying to throw shite against wall, but US players still seemed raised incredibly mechanical....with very little rhythm in their play or dribbling. What exactly is the Brazilian magic secret? If the brilliant minds here can deconstruct it, maybe one day someone with vision and chutzpah at the USSF could actually implement a regime to teach it (or some of it, anyway). Can it be done? Personally, in addition to a love of the game and heavy competition- I think one of the keys is Latin dance. The boys learn it young. They dance at parties and frequently. Samba has the upper body erect and the lower boys with lots of movement. Translates well into the Brazilian game. Combine that with a bit of whimsy in the culture + admiration of 'beautiful' football, and 'voila'? Maybe an exercise in the impossible, but we got to start somewhere, right? Its just too bloody painful watching white bread, stiff as glue Yank players representing our country 40 years into the youth soccer explosion..