The U.S. men's soccer team was ready to revel a little against Costa Rica. The team hoped to play with abandon and relief, having already clinched a 2010 World Cup spot -- an amazing sixth consecutive invitation for the country soccer supposedly forgot.
But nothing ever comes easy for this team. The good news of a 3-2 victory in Honduras on Saturday night was followed by the bad news of Charlie Davies' car accident Tuesday in the Washington area. Davies was hospitalized. A 22-year-old female passenger was killed.