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OTL: Fevered Pitch

Originally Published: August 5, 2009
By Wayne Drehs

The jet has just taken off, barely climbed into the thick, puffy clouds when Bob Bradley pulls out a laptop and begins watching video of the team his players will face in less than two days, Costa Rica. A few rows back, Charlie Davies and Clint Dempsey play computer chess. Carlos Bocanegra watches "The Tudors." Pablo Mastroeni works the USA Today crossword puzzle, and Oguchi Onyewu leans his head against the airplane's body and sleeps.

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