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Kasey's surprise factor

Posted on 21 June 2002  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

Kasey Keller says the USA will have finally arrived in 'soccer' terms when it's no longer a surprise that they are beating the likes of Portugal and Mexico in the World Cup.

The fact that victories over those traditionally more powerful footballing nations in Japan and South Korea have been greeted as such is testament to the Spurs keeper's beliefs.

USA are again the massive underdogs as they face Germany in the quarter-finals on Friday.

Kasey, on the bench in the tournament so far, explained: "That is what we have to strive for.

"For example, when Sweden reached the semi-finals in the States back in 1994 it might have been seen as a surprise but it certainly wouldn't have been if they'd done the same this time around. Instead, people said they were capable of doing it.

"We want to get away from the situation where people say 'oh my God, USA beat Portugal' to a situation where they say 'okay, Portugal are favourites, but the US are capable of beating them'.

"That is where we want to get to and when we do, yes, I think we'll have really arrived."

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