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U.S. picks a winner, loses style points

Not only is Ron Wilson the right man to coach Team USA in the World Cup, he's the only man.

Updated: June 16, 2004, 2:01 PM ET
By Jim Kelley | ESPN.com

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- If style mattered over substance, Canada scored a preliminary round victory over the United States on the World Cup stage.

Just watching the Canadians introduce their coaching staff for the upcoming hockey tournament on Friday was a case study in why Canadians always say hockey is their game.

To introduce Pat Quinn as its World Cup head coach (perhaps the worst kept secret in sports this week), Hockey Canada brought in its World Cup executive director Wayne Gretzky ...

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