A 23-year-old's leadership carries U.S. to fifth straight World Cup • Yank ranks at top of Premier League
How Junior got his groove back • Contenders, beware: These four hot hitters might spoil your stretch drive
A rookie back gets the call in Miami • St. Louis's Kevin Curtis is primed for breakout year • Dr. Z's first-week forecast
Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh take season title with win in Chicago • Karch Kiraly and Mike Lambert to split
James Blake, back and better than ever, reaches his first U.S. Open quarterfinals • Feisty Czech phenom Nicole Vaidisova
Photograph by David Bergman
ON TO GERMANY
Goalkeeper Kasey Keller (18) and the U.S. team celebrated in Columbus, Ohio, last Saturday night after they clinched a berth in the 2006 World Cup with a 2--0 thumping of archrival Mexico.