'94 squad put U.S. soccer on the map

Originally Published: May 8, 2010
By Brent Latham | Special to ESPN.com

The summer of 1994 will always be remembered as a defining moment in the history of American soccer. The World Cup brought the game's international talent to a curious nation's doorstep in the form of Baggio, Batistuta and Stoichkov as legions of budding American soccer fans began to learn what soccer at its highest level was all about.

"I think '94 was the World Cup that the United States pretty much recognized the sentiment for the first time," said American team member Fernando Clavijo. ...

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