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5 keys to U.S. victory

Updated: June 22, 2010, 1:07 PM ET
By Jeff Carlisle | ESPN.com

PRETORIA, South Africa -- This is it, the game by which an entire four-year World Cup cycle will be judged. If the United States defeats Algeria on Wednesday at Loftus Versfeld Stadium -- or even if it ties and gets the right result from the England-Slovenia match -- its dream of reaching the second round will be achieved. If not, the team will be branded as a failure.

Is it fair? Probably not, yet it remains the standard by which history will rate this U.S. team against its predecessors. ...

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