Five reasons Finns could beat U.S.

Updated: February 26, 2010, 12:08 PM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Why is it Finland feels like the underdog even when it really isn't?

Technically speaking, the Finns are slotted one spot ahead of the United States in the International Ice Hockey Federation world rankings, but you'd be hard-pressed to find anyone in these parts who sees Team USA as anything but the favorite for Friday's semifinal.

Well, here are five reasons Finland could possibly beat the United States:

1. We are family: ...

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