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Why the U.S. will win

Updated: June 22, 2010, 1:55 PM ET
By David Hirshey | Special to ESPN.com

The task at foot against Algeria tomorrow is simple: win and the Americans are in. Win big, and they're even likely to finish first in their group. (Plus, given their last match, it can't hurt to load up on some spare goals in case a referee starts hallucinating in the penalty area.)

And while I'm not dumping Gatorade on my Landon Donovan action figure just yet, here are five reasons why I'm keeping some on ice.

1. Algeria already played its best game

It's ...

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