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Grading the U.S.'s performance

Updated: March 26, 2011, 11:03 PM ET
By Jeff Carlisle | ESPN.com

If games against Argentina are anything to go by, not much has changed in three years since the U.S. national team last faced Lionel Messi & Co. Once again, the U.S. secured a result that it barely deserved, one that will only serve to paper over the team's weaknesses.

To be sure, getting any kind of result against a team as talented as the Argentines has its benefits. And credit must be given to the Americans' cast-iron mentality in the face of a relentless Argentina attack. ...

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