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U.S. fails to win back-to-back medals

Plagued by illness, injury and ultimately chronic sloppiness and a lack of discipline, Team USA bowed out of the World Junior Championship with an excruciating 3-2 overtime loss in the bronze medal game.

Updated: January 5, 2005, 8:32 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | Special to ESPN.com

GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Plagued by illness, injury and ultimately chronic sloppiness and a lack of discipline, the United States bowed out of the World Junior Championship with an excruciating 3-2 overtime loss to the Czech Republic in the bronze-medal game Tuesday.

In their second loss to the Czech Republic in the tournament, the Americans twice erased one-goal deficits only to see Czech captain Petr Vrana beat defenseman Jeff Likens one-on-one before dribbling a shot past Al Montoya 2:38 ...

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