U.S. lacked cutting edge against Mexico

Updated: June 6, 2011, 12:32 PM ET
By Jeff Carlisle | ESPN.com

Ball possession is great, but it's nothing without some ruthless finishing.

That was the takeaway from the U.S.'s final World Cup warm-up match against Mexico, one in which the U.S. was practically camped out in the visitors' half for the entire match, yet was forced to work hard for a 1-0 victory. Too hard in fact. And if not for Lauren Cheney's long-range wonder goal in the second minute of second-half stoppage time, the U.S. would have walked off the field stewing over a highly ...

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