- Title: FRANCE: UNITED STATES WORLD CUP SQUAD DISAPPOINTED BY DEFEAT AGAINST IRAN.
- Date: 23rd June 1998
- Summary: PORNIC, FRANCE (JUNE 22, 1998) (RTV - ACCESS ALL) 1. USA COACH STEVE SAMPSON 2. SAMPSON ONTO TEAM BUS 3. COBI JONES 4. JEFF AGOOS 5. AGOOS SAYS MAYBE IN THE SHORT TERM IT'S A LITTLE BIT OF A SETBACK BUT I THINK THE GUYS WILL GO ON FROM HERE AND PLAY IN THE NEXT WORLD CUP AND MAYBE IT'S SOMETHING WE CAN LEARN FROM (ENGLISH) 6. FLAGS 7. MAN IN 'USA 1998' T-SHIRT LOOKS OUT TO SEA 8. SAMPSON SAYS THEY WANTED THIS TEAM TO SHOW AN ATTACKING BRAND OF SOCCER AND WE CERTAINLY PROVIDED THAT LAST NIGHT. IT WAS AN EXCITING MATCH FOR EVERYONE AROUND THE WORLD AND I THINK THEY WERE PROUD OF THAT (ENGLISH) 9. DAVID REGIS SIGNS AUTOGRAPHS Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
- Embargoed: 8th July 1998 13:00
- Location: PORNIC, FRANCE
- Country: France
- Reuters ID: LVAE3ZM6ONAKHVWSXYUIQOUIXXVY
- Story Text: The United States squad was disappointed by its performance in France, but hopes the growth of soccer in America will be enhanced by participation in World Cup '98.
The United States squad were on Monday (June 22) reflecting on their early ejection from the tournament.
Player David Agoos said it was a setback in the short term, but he thought the USA would play in the next World Cup and he believed the players would learn from their experiences.
Coach Steve Sampson said they had provided attacking soccer and an entertaining game for the world audience.
The USA lost 2-0 to Germany and 2-1 to Iran.
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