Bruce Arena said there is "a good chance" he will return to coach the U.S. national soccer team and head the country's effort to make the 2006 World Cup in Germany.
World Returns to Normal
The World Cup will be remembered for a return to normalcy after an upset-filled first round and intriguing knockout-round matchups.
Brazil Is a Worldbeater
Brazil downed Germany, 2-0, in Sunday's final as two second-half goals by Ronaldo propelled the Brazilians to a record fifth title.
Gallery: Back on Top
Gildea: Brazilians Entertain
Ronaldo Gains Redemption
A Divine Carnival of Victory
Kahn Still a Keeper
Oliver Kahn, who was named the World Cup's most outstanding goalkeeper, made his only mistake of an otherwise remarkable tournament in Sunday's 2-0 loss to Brazil.
Redemption for Ronaldo
Brazilian striker Ronaldo erased the bad memories from his poor performance in the 1998 World Cup final with his brilliant, two-goal output in Sunday's finale.
Carnival of Victory
After the national team's win over Germany on Sunday, a carnival of victory swept over Brazil.
Germans Accept Loss
Dejected but remarkably gracious in defeat, Germans celebrated their ugly duckling team, which far surpassed the country's expectations.
Turkey Takes 3rd Place
Hakan Sukur scored 11 seconds into the game Saturday and Ilhan Mansiz added two as Turkey beat co-host South Korea, 3-2.
In the News
Hosts Left to Foot World Cup Bill: Promises of Payoff Go Largely Unmet For S. Korea, Japan (Post, June 29, 2002)
With Ronaldo as Its Phoenix, Brazil Rises Again (Post, June 29, 2002)
Match of the Titans: World Awaits the Final Word in 1st Cup Meeting Between Brazil, Germany (Post, June 29, 2002)
Blatter Rules Out Instant Replay Use (Post, June 28, 2002)
Coming Back From the Brink: Germany Seeks to Become Second Four-Time Winner (Post, June 27, 2002)
Ballack's Last Shot Gives Germany a Spot in Final: Germany 1, South Korea 0 (Post, June 26, 2002)
U.S.'s Loss Becomes ESPN's Ratings Gain (Post, June 25, 2002)
Better Officiating: Is It in the Cards?: After World Cup Controversies, FIFA Promises a Change (Post, June 25, 2002)
Brazil Must Draw on Reserves (Post, June 25, 2002)
For Red Devils, All Roads Lead to Seoul (Post, June 24, 2002)
Brazil Is Ready To Talk Turkey (Post, June 24, 2002)
Turkey Gains Semis: Goal in 94th Minute Sets Up a Rematch With Brazil: Turkey 1, Senegal 0 (Post, June 23, 2002)
South Korea Uses Game's Broadcast as 'Psychological Warfare' (Post, June 23, 2002)
Red Alert: S. Korea's Stunning Run Continues With Penalty Kick Defeat of Spain (Post, June 23, 2002)
In Defeat, Prestige Grows: But Arena, U.S. Squad Face Uncertain Future (Post, June 23, 2002)
A Lot of Passion, a Few Tears: Roar of the Crowd Bonds Veteran and Rookie Fans During Telecasts of U.S.-Germany Soccer Match (Post, June 22, 2002)
ESPN's Edwards: the Tower of Babble (Post, June 22, 2002)
Three hundred zealous soccer fans, mostly Brazil supporters, packed Summers in Arlington to celebrate the conclusion of the games in Asia and watch the Brazilians win their record fifth World Cup championship early Sunday morning.
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Once the United States was eliminated from the World Cup, America rolled over and went back to sleeping normal hours and generally having little interest in soccer, writes Tony Kornheiser. When the United States was eliminated, the Bandwagon emptied.
If the U.S. team's showing in Friday's quarterfinals 1-0 loss to Germany didn't bring the American public around on soccer, nothing will, writes Thomas Boswell. You can't put on a better show than the U.S. team did on Friday.
More Boswell Columns
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