Missing World Cup can't be in vain for U.S. men's national team

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www.chicagotribune.com—After all the athletic brilliance, tantalizing drama and viral fan celebration videos the World Cup has gifted us over the last month, the United States’ greatest moment of the tournament awaits in Sunday’s final between France and Croatia. The full-time whistle. In Europe, the unequivocal kingdom...

No one missed the United States at this World Cup, and the U.S. team missed an opportunity. Over the past month, Americans have learned to enjoy a World Cup featuring no American team. For U.S. Soccer, that is a problem, but it can be fixed.