For a moment, put aside how Penn State's Joe Paterno — whose credo was "Success with Honor" — acted with regard to pedophilia, and consider Coach Paterno, which is what he still was barely 11 weeks ago. Will any college coach ever again possess the power he did over his university? It doesn't seem likely.
The U.S. women's soccer team barely eked out a bid to last summer's World Cup after they lost a crucial qualifying game to Mexico. And the Americans are facing crunch time — and Mexico — again this week, in the CONCACAF Olympic Women's Qualifying Tournament in Canada.
The U.S. women's soccer team plays in an Olympic qualifying tournament in Vancouver, Canada, Tuesday. The U.S. team has a big match against Mexico. Teams must finish in the top two of this eight-team tournament of North and Central American nations to go to the Olympics. David Greene talks to USA Today sports columnist Christine Brennan, who's in Vancouver.
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