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U.S. sticks to its tried-and-true formula

Updated: June 10, 2011, 3:55 PM ET
By Leander Schaerlaeckens | ESPN.com

No two opponents are the same. This is especially true in CONCACAF where, for whatever reasons (colonial influences perhaps, or the preferences of pioneers), the styles are about as disparate as the countries that make up the confederation. It can make plotting strategy for this month's Gold Cup quite tricky.

"There are a ton of different styles in this tournament, probably no less than four or five," said U.S. defender Tim Ream. "It's something you don't see very often around ...

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